Due to a rib injury, Rob Gronkowski’s status for Week 4 has been up in the air for the past few days. The NFL world got an unfortunate update on the All-Pro tight end on Saturday. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be without Rob Gronkowski for Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots, according to ESPN insider Adam Schefter. Gronkowski was listed as questionable on Friday, but Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said Gronkowski’s status would be determined closer to game time.
We’re sure Gronkowski did everything he could to prepare for this game, especially because the Buccaneers are playing the Patriots. He’d give anything to have a “Gronk spike” at Gillette Stadium on Sunday Night Football ( ).
Bucs’ TE Rob Gronkowski is not making the trip to New England today due to his rib injury and he will be out Sunday night vs. New England, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 2, 2021
ESPN insider Jordan Schultz reported earlier this week that Gronkowski would be available for Sunday’s game in Tampa Bay. His condition, on the other hand, is unlikely to have improved over the course of the week. On Sunday night, it’ll be interesting to see how the Buccaneers try to replace Gronkowski. Cameron Brate and O.J. Howard are two proven veterans on the team, but neither is as dangerous as Gronkowski. Gronkowski has 16 catches for 184 yards and four touchdowns in three games this season. For Tampa Bay, he has been an absolute weapon in the red zone.
Gronkowski should be able to rejoin his teammates for next weekend’s game against the Miami Dolphins. Nokia News