NFL Rumors: Rob Gronkowski still dealing with hamstring issues, could be out longer than expected

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Rob Gronkowski (Photo Courtesy: WEBN-TV/Flickr)

New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski is still dealing with the injury to his hamstring and his return is still doubtful for their Week 5 matchup against the Cleveland Browns. There are NFL rumors that Gronkowski could be out longer than expected.

Mike Garafolo of NFL.com stated in a recent report that the 27-year-old tight end’s hamstring is still “not right” and that the injury “has not come along like they thought it would.”

Gronkowski missed the season opener against the Arizona Cardinals when they won 23-21. He also missed the Week 2 31-24 win against the Miami Dolphins. He played in the 27-0 win over the Houston Texans in Week 3 but was not used than usual. He also played in the Patriots’ shutout loss, 16-0 of the Buffalo Bills last Sunday.

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For the season, Gronkowski has registered just 11 receiving yards on three catches.

Gronkowski was one of the top tight ends in the league last season. It’s obvious that his hamstring injury has been bothering him the last two games and he is still questionable to play in Week 5.

The Patriots have lots of injuries to starting the season. Both quarterbacks Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett have been hurt this year, but New England still got to a 3-1 start this season.

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Star quarterback Tom Brady has missed the last four games because of his “Deflategate” suspension. He is set to return to the field against the Browns but could be without his teammate Rob Gronkowski.

Photo Courtesy: WEBN-TV/Flickr

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