Sport What happened to Rob Gronkowski? Injury details, updates with Buccaneers' TE out vs. Eagles

11:21  14 october  2021
11:21  14 october  2021 Source:   sportingnews.com

Buccaneers TE Rob Gronkowski has punctured lung, broken and cracked ribs

  Buccaneers TE Rob Gronkowski has punctured lung, broken and cracked ribs Gronkowski could miss multiple weeks because of the injury. However, it's unclear if he'll be placed on injured reserve, which would sideline him for at least three weeks. Gronkowski has been one of the best tight ends in football this season, catching 16 passes for 184 yards and four touchdowns in three games. Without him, Tom Brady loses one of his most reliable receivers in the red zone.However, the Buccaneers don't lack depth in the passing game and will rely on Mike Evans, Antonio Brown, Chris Godwin, Cameron Brate and O.J. Howard Sunday against the Patriots.

Buccaneers - Eagles Injury Report Oct. 13: David, Gronkowski , Winfield Jr. It was the third walk-through practice given that the players will be playing two games in four days and traveling in between. The team announced that Lavonte David, Rob Gronkowski and Antoine Winfield Jr. were all ruled out for the game after not practicing all week. Head Coach Bruce Arians had said both Gronkowski and Winfield could be close but it appears the Bucs will have to wait at least another week to get them back.

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Rob Gronkowski hasn't played since Week 3 of the 2021 NFL season. He won't return to the field in Week 6 either.

The Buccaneers have already ruled Gronkowski out for their "Thursday Night Football" game against the Eagles. It marks the third consecutive game that Gronkowski will miss as a result of an injury he suffered against the Rams.

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Gronkowski got hurt after he was hit hard while making a catch against Los Angeles. He went to the locker room after the play.

He would eventually return to the game, but it's amazing that he did. His injuries were of a particularly brutal variety.

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Buccaneers : LB Lavonte David (ankle), TE Rob Gronkowski (ribs), S Antoine Winfield Jr. (concussion) OUT ; C Ryan Jensen (hip), DL Patrick O'Connor (calf), Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder/hand) QUESTIONABLE. Eagles : OT Lane Johnson (personal matter) OUT . He's not the only starter the Buccaneers will be without on Thursday, as David and Winfield have also been ruled out . Gronk and David did not practice all week, while Winfield was listed as limited in all sessions. The Bucs have a couple of other starters listed as questionable, but Jensen and Pierre-Paul were full participants in

Sources: #Bucs TE Rob Gronkowski is OUT for Thursday night’s game with the # Eagles . I’m told Gronk has made “steady progress” since suffering cracked/broken ribs and a punctured lung Week 3 — but isn’t quite there yet. Tuesday update — Gronkowski was a DNP at practice again on Tuesday ahead of TNF vs . the Eagles . So that isn’t helping his chances of returning to the lineup for Week 6. Coach Bruce Arians told Jenna Laine of ESPN that the Bucs won’t know if Gronk will travel with the team or not to Philly until Wednesday.

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What is Rob Gronkowski's injury?

Gronkowski told Fox Sports' Jay Glazer that he had suffered "four cracked ribs, one broken rib and a punctured lung" on that play against the Rams. Despite all that, the Bucs elected not to put him on IR.

In fact, the Buccaneers thought that Gronkowski may be able to suit up to play against his former team, the Patriots, in Week 4. That's part of why the team elected not to put him on injured reserve.

"We held out hope all week that Gronk would be ready," a team source told ESPN. "He's a different breed."

Gronkowski never made quite enough progress to play. As such, the team held him out for the team's win over the Patriots and he missed the team's Week 5 victory over the Dolphins as well.

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Since the Patriots took him in the second round of the 2010 draft out of Arizona, Rob Gronkowski has always had a unique connection with Tom Brady. It’s made them one of the most successful quarterback/target combinations in NFL history, something that easily extended into the 2021 season, where Gronkowski caught 16 passes on 23 targets from Brady for 184 yards and four touchdowns in the first three Philadelphia Eagles vs . Tampa Bay Buccaneers : Tom Brady dealing with a thumb injury as Thursday Night Football matchup approaches. 12h ago. ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports.

Buccaneers hoped Rob Gronkowski could play vs . Patriots despite ‘multiple’ broken ribs. Gronkowski reportedly could be out several weeks. Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) runs with the ball during an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams. What kind of injury would force Rob Gronkowski to sit out Tom Brady’s return to Foxborough for a game against the Patriots? Apparently, “multiple” broken ribs will do the job. Per FOX Sports’s Jay Glazer, Gronkowski said he suffered broken ribs and a punctured lung — a much more severe injury

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How long is Rob Gronkowski out?

Gronkowski has now missed three games, the minimum required amount to miss for players on IR, but it doesn't seem like he'll miss many more.

Bucs coach Bruce Arians said that Gronkowski was "very close" to returning at Monday's media availability. He then said Gronk was making "really good progress" the following day. However, the Bucs evidently didn't feel comfortable enough to play him on a short week, and that's why they ruled him out.

It seems like Gronkowski should have a good chance to return to the Bucs' lineup in Week 7 given Arians' recent comments. His status will bear watching when the Buccaneers return to practice after their brief time off following Thursday's game.

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