BREAKING: Rob Gronkowski Ruled Out of Patriots vs Buccaneers Showdown

Published 10/02/2021, 8:54 PM EDT
TAMPA, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 07: Rob Gronkowski #87 and Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrate winning Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)


Tom Brady-led Tampa Bay Buccaneers are on track to defend their Super Bowl LV. The NFC South franchise are second in their division with a 1-2 record. The Bruce Arians-coached team fell to their first loss of the season last weekend at the hands of the Los Angeles Rams.

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TAMPA, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 07: Rob Gronkowski #87 and Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrate winning Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The Bucs are currently preparing for a blockbuster encounter against Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots in Week 4. The latter has won just one game this season and are 3rd in their division behind the Miami Dolphins.

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While all eyes will be on superstar quarterback Tom Brady, one notable absentee for the visitors will be highly regarded tight end, Rob Gronkowski.

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Rob Gronkowski will not feature in the Patriots vs Bucs encounter

Super Bowl LV winner Rob Gronkowski has been an ever-present feature for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season. The veteran had 184 receiving yards with 4 passing touchdowns on 16 receptions.

However, he will not be involved in the game against the New England Patriots. NFL insider Adam Schefter was the first to report that Gronkowski will be out for Sunday’s game due to his rib injury.

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In fact, Gronkowski will not even be on the plane to Foxborough. As a result, he will miss out on going up against his former coach and teammates in New England. But rest assured, he will be watching the game at home or at the Gillette Stadium.

Meanwhile, Brady will be eager to get a win, especially after the bitter loss to the Rams. He is determined to win ring #8 and beating the Patriots will be essential towards doing that.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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