Bad news for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, their tight end Rob Gronkowski is in doubt for the game against the Patriots due to injury.
One of the most anticipated games of the 2021 NFL Season, will be played this Sunday when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers face the New England Patriots, in the return of Tom Brady to Gillette Stadium, but it seems that he will not be able to count on his best alloy, Rob Gronkowski.
Unfortunately for the Bucs, their tight end suffered a severe blow in a 24-34 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Despite going out for a few moments, the veteran player returned to the field, finishing with 55 yards through the air on four passes.
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The injury was under observation during the week, and this Friday his coach Bruce Arians reported that the decision of whether or not Gronk will play will be last minute. Although he did clarify that the x-rays came out well, and there is no fracture.
Through Week 3, the tight end had been one of the Bucs’ most dangerous weapons with 184 yards passing and four touchdowns.
The men who could take the place of the veteran are OJ Howard and Cameron Brate, as the participation of Jason Pierre-Paul is also in doubt, due to a shoulder problem.
Rob Gronkowski with the New England Patriots
The tight end played with the Patriots for eight years, from 2010 to 2018, seasons in which he won three Super Bowls, for 79 touchdowns – a franchise record – in addition to 7,861 yards through the air, becoming the best dumbbell in the league, tight end – quarterback, with Tom Brady.
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After a year of retirement, Brady convinced him to return to the NFL and together they conquered one more Super Bowl. Gronk key to the victory against the Kansas City Chiefs, as he had two touchdown passes that night.
In history, there are no players who have more combined touchdowns between quarterback and receiver-tight end, than the Tampa Bay pair, together they add 102 touchdown passes.