Rob Gronkowski done for day with back injury

AP

The Patriots won’t have tight end Rob Gronkowski’s help as they try to break a 10-10 tie with the Jets in the second half.

Gronkowski left the game in the first quarter with a back injury and the Patriots announced early in the third quarter that Gronkowski will not return to the game.

Gronkowski came into the contest with a chest injury suffered against the Seahawks a couple of weeks ago. It kept him from playing last week, but he practiced leading up to the game with the Jets and got the nod to play after being listed as questionable.

It looked like things might get worse at tight end for the Pats when Martellus Bennett limped off the field in the third quarter. He was out for a couple of plays before returning to action.