Rob Gronkowski is tough as they come but even he couldn’t overcome this injury to play Sunday vs New England.
According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, Gronkowski is recovering from “four cracked ribs, one broken rib and a punctured lung” after he suffered a gruesome hit during last week’s loss to the Los Angele Rams.
Despite the injury, Gronkowski returned to the game vs Rams but he’s been ruled out of Sunday night’s matchup with his former team, the New England Patriots, and ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported he could miss weeks with the injury:
It’s a major loss for the Bucs. Gronkowski, 32, has been superb through three games, catching 16 passes for 184 yards and four touchdowns. Without him, Tom Brady loses one of his most trusted targets in the red zone.