Rob Gronkowski Injury Update: Sorrowful News For Buccaneers Fans

Published 10/20/2021, 2:25 PM EDT
Sep 26, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) looks on as medical staff checks on tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) a hit by Los Angeles Rams linebacker Terrell Lewis (52) in the second half at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports


Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski has been dealing with multiple rib injuries for the past three weeks. However, his chances to play in the Week 7 fixture against the Bears also seem bleak as well. Gronkowski was reported to be absent from the Bucs’ walkthrough practice session on Tuesday.

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Rob Gronkowski’s Week 3 matchup against the Rams proved to be a disaster as he ended up sustaining multiple rib injuries. The tight end has been absent from his practice sessions since. Because of which he was not able to play his homecoming match against the Patriots as well.

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Rob Gronkowski did not attend his practice on Tuesday

Although his absence from Tuesday’s practice does not reveal that he will be unavailable against the Bears this Sunday but this update on the All-Pro tight end is a bit discouraging.

With Gronkowski on the sidelines, his partnership with Tom Brady has been put on hold since the third week of the regular season. During those three games, he had 16 receptions for 184 yards and four touchdowns. Fortunately, the Buccaneers have an abundance of talent in the tight end spot, which keeps the squad intact.

With the likes of Cameron Brate and OJ Howard, the Bucs have been able to fill in the tight end void. Howard against the Eagles hauled in six passes for 49 yards and a touchdown. However, despite not having Gronkowski in the team, the Buccaneers are still averaging 30.6 points per game during his absence.

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Gronks ahead of week 7 matchup

Although it is not very clear about the severity of his injury, the fog of uncertainty will get cleared once the Bucs release their injury report later today. With Gronkowski gone for so long, Tom Brady will look forward to see his favorite target back this weekend.

Oct 25, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (left) celebrates after tight end Rob Gronkowski (center) scored a touchdown against the Las Vegas Raiders during the first half at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Buccaneers take on Chicago Bears at Raymond James Stadium this Sunday night. Everyone will long for a Brady-Gronks partnership on the gridiron. However, that can only happen only if the star tight end is given a green flag today in the report.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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