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Gronk says he’s “week-to-week” with hamstring injury

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, speaks with tight end Rob Gronkowski, right, during an NFL football training camp practice, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) AP

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski spent a lot of time out of practice after hurting his hamstring in the middle of August and he’s been limited in the team’s sessions this week with their season-opening trip to Arizona drawing closer.

Since Gronkowski hasn’t played in the preseason in several years, the feeling for much of that time has been that the team was just being cautious in order to make sure he’s 100 percent for that trip. On Thursday, Gronkowski said that 100 percent might not be in the cards for the game with the Cards, however.

Gronkowski said, via Courtney Fallon of NFL Media, that he is “week-to-week” with the injury and that the hamstring is still bothering him at this point. He also said that he wants “to be out there so badly to help my team,” although it sounds like there’s a good chance that a call on his status could go down to the wire on Sunday night.

Anything less than a full-speed Gronkowski is a negative for the Patriots under the best of circumstances, but having him hobbled or missing altogether would be an even bigger blow in Jimmy Garoppolo’s first NFL start.

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43 Responses to “Gronk says he’s “week-to-week” with hamstring injury”
  1. vbe2 says: Sep 8, 2016 3:19 PM

    This guy seems to be injured all the time.

  2. inbillwetrust says: Sep 8, 2016 3:20 PM

    WEEK TO WEEK! NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. dkeucd says: Sep 8, 2016 3:20 PM

    Arizona is going to destroy the Patriots on prime time TV.

  4. The Truth says: Sep 8, 2016 3:23 PM

    Didn’t bother him when he was jumping the pool though ! Hey @nhpats maybe Romo will lend him a hamstring .

  5. ariani1985 says: Sep 8, 2016 3:25 PM

    This guy gets hurt waking up in the morning!

  6. superpatriotsfan says: Sep 8, 2016 3:26 PM

    #madeofglass

  7. ninjapleazee says: Sep 8, 2016 3:26 PM

    Pulled a hamstring dancing like a fool at the clubs

  8. exsquidao says: Sep 8, 2016 3:27 PM

    I am ready to be done with this guy.

  9. exsquidao says: Sep 8, 2016 3:29 PM

    I am ready to be done with guy(2)

  10. salscobrakai says: Sep 8, 2016 3:30 PM

    Raise your hand if you drafted Martellus Bennett for this very reason.

  11. tattooit says: Sep 8, 2016 3:33 PM

    Pappa Gronk is NOT letting Rob even sniff the field unless he’s 1000% healthy.

    Especially if Brady isn’t in the locker room chirping in his ear.

    This sort of thing will be the biggest impact felt from the Brady suspension. That locker room could go south REALLY fast, especially if Garppolo is as terrible as he looks.

  12. roth19 says: Sep 8, 2016 3:34 PM

    WHY DIDNT YOU TELL ME BEFORE I DRAFTED YOU!

    Selfish

  13. kissbillsrings says: Sep 8, 2016 3:36 PM

    Derby & Harbor can be out there with Bennet OR the Pats could put Hogan, Dola, & Minitron out there with either White or Foster splitting out of the backfield…..Spread out the D to minimize the over aggressive blitz’s AZ uses…

  14. dwoofer says: Sep 8, 2016 3:39 PM

    Is his elbow OK? Can he shove defenders out of his way who otherwise could easily cover him if the refs would apply the rules?

  15. mazenblue says: Sep 8, 2016 3:44 PM

    He’s weak, too weak

  16. kissbillsrings says: Sep 8, 2016 3:44 PM

    Gronk gets mugged all the way downfield….
    & STILL is pretty much unstoppable….
    Gronk is in a league of his own… A man among boys… You know it….Deal with it & keep wishing he was on your team….

  17. Judge Smails says: Sep 8, 2016 3:44 PM

    Gronkinpain
    Gronkneed2dancemore
    GronkAglassjoe

  18. factschecker says: Sep 8, 2016 3:45 PM

    Week to week meaning Gronk will score 3 TD’s this week. 2 TD’s next week. 3 TD’s the week after….

  19. YouCryin?PatsMustBeDoingTheirJob says: Sep 8, 2016 3:50 PM

    Reading the comments, I am amazed at all the buttock injuries.

  20. hugeheavywoman says: Sep 8, 2016 3:51 PM

    Translation: “I should be ready by Week 5. Burp.”

  21. theageofquarrel says: Sep 8, 2016 3:53 PM

    So he is week to week until his girlfriend comes back from suspension

  22. chiadam says: Sep 8, 2016 3:53 PM

    That moment when I realize I can’t make fun of the moron that drafted Gronkowski despite all the injuries because I’m the moron that drafted Gronkowski despite all the injuries.

  23. edzo82270 says: Sep 8, 2016 3:57 PM

    Tattooit, that “locker room could go south really fast”? You have ZERO credibility. Anyone who doesn’t conform and stand in line, is gone. It’s been evident by who’s been traded over 16 years. Branch, Moss, Mankins, Seymour, etc just to name a few All-Pro’s. With the leadership on that team, like them or not, fractions in the locker room are the one thing that won’t happen.

  24. aj66shanghai says: Sep 8, 2016 3:58 PM

    Bill B is not an idiot. Despite the wishes of pats fans to give the Cardinals a good game, he knows the cost could be prohibitive. He’ll rest Gronk and a few others. Would not be surprised if he puts in the 2nd string qb at some point.

    Cardinals fans will revel in the win this weekend. Pats fans will say ho-hum and wait for the playoffs before they care so much about a single game.

    I don’t like either fan base so I don’t really care. Just saying it like I see it.

  25. superpatriotsfan says: Sep 8, 2016 4:01 PM

    Can he push off with a weak hamstring?

  26. jackedupboonie says: Sep 8, 2016 4:03 PM

    Arizona ain’t even winning Sunday’s game….New England has a defense now…..so look out snow birdies

  27. pamperpro says: Sep 8, 2016 4:06 PM

    He’s cheat to cheat? Sounds about right……

  28. eagleslayer says: Sep 8, 2016 4:09 PM

    I’m feeling deflated…

  29. TheCakeIsALie says: Sep 8, 2016 4:10 PM

    The best part of being a Pats fan is that news like this, although disappointing, is not the end of the world. They’ll lose 2-5 games this year, go 4-0 in December, and be right in the Championship mix.

    And spare me the “bandwagon Pat’s fan narrative”. Ever since Kraft, Parcells, Bledsoe, they’ve been in the mix (throw in a Pete Caroll era while you’re at it). It’s literally been over 2 decades or relevancy.

  30. dbosdad says: Sep 8, 2016 4:11 PM

    Everyone knows he injured his hammy doing keg stands

  31. brianyourwordsarehurtful says: Sep 8, 2016 4:27 PM

    He is not injury-prone. Outside of a botched arm surgery that caused an infection and a cheap shot by a knee-hunting Safety, Gronk has mostly been a rock.

    They won’t need him as much on Sunday night as they need a healthy Left Tackle Nate Solder and whoever between Jonathan Cooper and Shaq Mason would be playing Right Guard. If those limited players aren’t at nearly 100%, Jimmy Garoppolo will be running for his life all night.

  32. Nofoolnodrool says: Sep 8, 2016 4:27 PM

    No Gronk? I guess that corners the market on the Brady Brats whine list.

  33. donbat67 says: Sep 8, 2016 4:29 PM

    Gronk hammy hurt

  34. nitzie says: Sep 8, 2016 4:35 PM

    ideal gas law says his hamstring should be just fine. Doesn’t gronk’s hamstring understand basic science?

  35. kissbillsrings says: Sep 8, 2016 4:46 PM

    FYI …….
    Carson has NEVER BEATEN BB…EVER!!
    Just some food for thought

  36. realkansan says: Sep 8, 2016 4:53 PM

    this guy is so over hyped.

    you have great players like mr. tebow getting forced out for his love of God but this overhyped muscle head still in the game.

    just like his over-hpyed girly cheater brady

    embarsing!!

  37. tylawspick6 says: Sep 8, 2016 4:59 PM

    Greatest TE of all time.

    Bar none.

  38. thingamajig says: Sep 8, 2016 5:22 PM

    Gronk hurt, got boo boo.

  39. Nofoolnodrool says: Sep 8, 2016 5:31 PM

    tylawspick6 says:
    Sep 8, 2016 4:59 PM
    Greatest TE of all time.

    Bar none.

    2 1
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    I had to return a talking parrot to the Pet store for repeating the same thing over and over and over and over.

  40. tattooit says: Sep 8, 2016 6:01 PM

    edzo82270
    Sep 8, 2016, 3:57 PM EDT
    Tattooit, that “locker room could go south really fast”? You have ZERO credibility. Anyone who doesn’t conform and stand in line, is gone. It’s been evident by who’s been traded over 16 years. Branch, Moss, Mankins, Seymour, etc just to name a few All-Pro’s. With the leadership on that team, like them or not, fractions in the locker room are the one thing that won’t happen.
    ******

    I got news for you man, this isn’t 2004. I’d love to hear who you think has as much sway as TB12 as a locker room leader on offense, ESPECIALLY when it comes to Gronk.

    This isn’t a new development. Gronks been playing under his own set of rules for quite a while now. It’s no secret that Bill and Gordy don’t see eye to eye on just about ANYTHING. So if you think he’s going to be able to talk Rob into suiting up if he’s anything less than 100%, you haven’t been paying attention the last few years.

    What’s more, is Bill will NOT part ways with Gronk. One, because he is the greatest TE ever to play the position (let’s not forget, we are talking about a guy who put up with LT for years). And two, team Gronk have found a way to clearly play by their own rules, while still maintaining the respect of his teammates (he was voted captain this season).

    The ONLY guy on that team who can get in Gronks ear and convince him to take the field through minor injuries (assuming this is), is TB12. Bill’s mouthpiece when it comes to Gronk.

    Now.. I’m a Giants fan. And I shouldn’t have to school you on the politics of your own team. Seems to me, I’m not the one who’s opinion lacks credibility. It’s simply objective. Something that too many Pats fans here (not all) lack greatly.

    NE is loaded, I’m not denying that. But I think you all are down playing just how big of an impact Brady’s suspension will have on this season.

  41. beachsidejames says: Sep 8, 2016 6:46 PM

    I’ll believe he’s hurt if doesn’t get on the plane.

  42. igotgamenj says: Sep 8, 2016 7:23 PM

    The Madden cover curse in full affect

  43. nomeansnoben says: Sep 9, 2016 1:25 AM

    maybe Brady could let some air out of Gronks balls and get a win!LOL

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