Rob Gronkowski doesn’t travel with Patriots for Week One

Nov 18, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) reacts after his touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts during the first quarter at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Indianapolis Colts 59-24. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski has been practicing with the team leading up to their season-opener against the Buffalo Bills, but don’t expect to be seeing any Gronk smashes in the endzone anytime soon.

According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, Gronkowski will not be traveling with the team for their Week One match up, which officially rules him out of the game.

It was viewed as a long shot for Gronkowski to play in the first game of the season, but the week of practices led to some optimism. The good news is that Week 2 seems like a very real possibility for Gronkowski’s return, so we will have to wait until then to find out if he is a full go.

Gronkowski could have been placed on the physically-unable to perform list to start the season, but the team chose to carry him on the active roster instead. They will now hope to get him back on the field as soon as possible.

Topics: New England Patriots, Rob Gronkowski

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