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Tampa Bay Buccaneers restricted conclusion Rob Gronkowski has fractured ribs that threaten to sideline him for months, sources instructed ESPN on Saturday.
Gronkowski did not travel with the Buccaneers to Foxborough, Massachusetts, for Sunday’s game in opposition to the New England Patriots simply because of the result that flying could have on his harm.
“We held out hope all week that Gronk would be completely ready,” a workforce supply told ESPN. “He is a different breed.”
Gronkowski experienced the personal injury all through Sunday’s loss to the Los Angeles Rams but returned to complete the activity. In the beginning, the Buccaneers and Gronkowski did not consider the damage was as extreme as it turned out to be, and X-rays of Gronkowski’s ribs taken following the recreation came again detrimental.
But even further MRI testing during the 7 days discovered the fractures not observed on the X-rays, which do not demonstrate hairline fractures.
Gronkowski did not follow Wednesday or Thursday and was noticed only stretching during Friday’s practice. The Buccaneers experienced detailed him as doubtful on Friday in advance of downgrading him to out Saturday.
“He built progress but not adequate,” mentor Bruce Arians instructed ESPN’s Jenna Laine on Saturday.
Immediately after traveling to New England this weekend, the Buccaneers host Miami, perform at Philadelphia on a Thursday night time and then return home for Chicago prior to a road game at New Orleans and their Nov. 7 bye.