As we get closer to Week 13, New England Patriots tight end, Rob Gronkowski, has popped back up on the injury report.
In Week 13, one of the big storylines for the New England Patriots was the return of tight end, Rob Gronkowski. When healthy, Gronkowski has been the best tight end in the NFL. As shown last season, Gronkowski is still an elite player, but sadly injuries have derailed his season.
After a great 2017 season, Gronkowski has been hurt and inconsistent so far in 2018. In 2017, Gronkowski totaled 69 receptions, 1,084 receiving yards, and eight receiving touchdowns in 14 games.
So far this season, the numbers aren’t near that, as he has totaled 32 receptions, 504 receiving yards, and two receiving touchdowns in eight games. Not having a healthy Gronkowski has affected the Patriots’ offense to a degree, as they could certainly use him in the red zone.
After saying that he was feeling good and not being on the injury report on Wednesday, Gronkowski popped back on the injury reported on Thursday with his ankle and back being listed according to NESN.com.
Gronkowski certainly looked much better than we have seen after missing some time against the Jets. In his first game back, Gronkowski totaled three receptions, 56 receiving yards, and one receiving touchdown.
While Gronkowski being listed on the injury report isn’t a huge deal, it is worth noting considering that he said that he was feeling good just a day ago. With a big game at home coming up against a tough defense, the Patriots need Gronkowski to be healthy.
In addition to Gronkowski being on the injury report, Brady was also a limited participant with his knee. While both are on the injury report, it would be shocking to see Brady and Gronkowski miss the game.