New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski to have back surgery

  • New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will undergo back surgery on Friday and is expected to miss two months, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Thursday.
  • Gronkowski had returned to action Sunday after missing the team’s game the week before because of a chest injury.
  • The Patriots used their injured reserve/return designation on quarterback Jacoby Brissett on Wednesday, so the team wouldn’t be able to place Gronkowski on injured reserve and activate him if they make a deep playoff run.
  • Brady, who is listed as having a knee injury, returned to the field Thursday.
  • Gronkowski left Sunday’s game against the New York Jets with an injury.

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski will undergo surgery for a herniated disk on Friday, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
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A.J. Green not expected to play this week

  • “Green was injured early in their Week 11 loss to the Bengals
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  • A.J. Green may still come back this season, but it’s not going to be this week.
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  • Green was injured early in their Week 11 loss to the Bills, and coach Marvin Lewis said earlier this week he’s still hopeful his leading receiver can get back on the field at some point.

A.J. Green may still come back this season, but it’s not going to be this week. According to Bob Holtzman of ESPN, the Bengals wide receiver will not be ready to play Sunday against the Eagles.
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Siemian not at practice again

  • Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian was again absent as the Broncos began practice Thursday, those in attendance reported.
  • Just as the Patriots passed on Brady six times, the Cowboys passed on Prescott four times.
  • Lynch, a first-round pick last April, said he is much more comfortable now than he was earlier in the season and has been taking extra practice reps even before Siemian’s injury.
  • Lynch’s numbers against the Falcons are misleading.
  • Cant wait for Broncos fans to call me a loser in my home stadium.

Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian was again absent as the Broncos began practice Thursday, those in attendance reported. Siemian is dealing with a sprained left foot suffered late in last Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs.
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Report: Gronkowski needs back surgery, out indefinitely

  • Gronkowski has missed both Patriots practices this week.
  • Gronkowski came into the league with concerns about a back injury that almost ended his career before it began, faling to the Patriots in the second round despite his obvious physical talent.
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  • FOXBORO — The Patriots will be without tight end Rob Gronkowski for what could be the remainder of the season.
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The Patriots’ championship hopes suffer a severe blow, as Rob Gronkowski reportedly will have back surgery tomorrow and will be lost for at least eight weeks.
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