Injuries are quite common in Foxboro, and the New England Patriots have just added another important player to their list of wounded. Tight end Rob Gronkowski was added to the Thursday list after complaining of an ankle issue.
The tight end was later listed as a limited participant in practice. When it comes to Rob Gronkowski, it’s literally impossible to know how severe the injury really is. He wasn’t added to Wednesday’s list, meaning he probably tweaked his ankle at practice today. Experts also suggest that the Patriots may be cautious with their brilliant tight end.
Gronkowski has a long history of injuries, and it’s more than possible that the Patriots would opt to play safe with him. Gronkowski’s condition will be monitored for the rest of the week.
Seven other Patriots are listed as not having practiced at all, and some of them practiced in a limited capacity. Josh Gordon is one of them. The Patriots acquired Gordon through a trade deal on Monday with the Cleveland Browns. He’s planned to play on Sunday’s matchup against the Detroit Lions. The Patriots are cautious with him due to his hamstring injury. Getting familiar with the Patriots’ offense requires enough time and practice, and Gordon arrived few days ago. Losing any practice may harm the process, but the Patriots won’t take a risk this time.
Marcus Cannon missed the Sunday’s loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, and he’s dealing with a calf injury. Eric Rowe is next on the list. He was benched against the Jags, and Nate Ebner was recovering from a torn ACL last year, and now has a hip issue. Keion Crossen made waves in training camp.
The Patriots have to be careful with their stars. Head coach Bill Belichick is being cautions with his guys, and he knows that some of them have “soft spots.”