Aug 7, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (right) catches a pass while being defended by New Orleans Saints safety Isa Abdul-Quddus (left) during a joint practice at the teams practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Rob Gronkowski could miss two more games


New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is going to miss yet another game on Sunday as his arm and back are not yet quite up to par in order to suit up against the New Orleans Saints. On top of missing today’s game, Gronkowski is expected to miss at least two more games until he is cleared by Dr. James Andrews.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk passed along the report.

Gronkowski’s ability to suit up in practice but not on game day has begun to create some controversy inside of the locker room, according to multiple reports, so the fact that he could end up missing most of November will only add fuel to the already growing fire.

You would hope that Gronkowski can get back on the field sooner rather than later, but it looks like everyone — except his teammates — is willing to take things slowly and ensure that his arm and back are at 100 percent before he makes a return to the field.

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