The New England Patriots are still reeling from the defeat in the hands of the Denver Broncos, but the Tom Brady team cannot seem to catch a break these days. With their winning streak broken courtesy of the Peyton Manning squad, the Jimmy Garoppolo team appear to be coming to terms with yet another loss: the injury of Rob Gronkowski.
Apart from Brady, Gronkowski is one of the most visible players in the New England Patriots today. Hence, his absence from the roster will make a considerable impact on the football team this season. Sources disclosed that Gronkowski incurred a bone bruise during the Sunday Night game against the Denver Broncos. Subsequently, the New England Patriots released a statement regarding the matter.
"During Sunday night's game, Rob Gronkowski sustained a bone bruise/sprain of his right knee," the statement read. It went on to add, "His status will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis and listed accordingly on the practice participation and injury reports. There is no timetable for his readiness to return, which will be determined in the days or hours prior to the appropriate game. Any timetable reported before that final determination would be speculative."
Gronkowski also addressed his injury in Bleacher Report's segment, titled Uninterrupted, where Gronk posted a video of himself talking about his down time.
"I am thankful that it is nothing serious," shared Gronkowski. The tight end added, "I love playing the game of football. Whenever it is taken away from you, you definitely get a feeling that you appreciate the game so much. I'm just week-to-week. I'll be working hard to get back out on the field as soon as possible. When I am 100 percent, feeling good, cleared by all the doctors, the team, that is when I will be back."
Gronk went on to reveal that the period for his recovery is still not set. He shared, "There's no timetable for that. I'll just be working hard and trying to get 100 percent as soon as possible. I can promise you that. I'll be definitely going hard in the rehab. I appreciate all the support. Let's go Pats. I can't wait to be back with my teammates and I'll see you when I get back out on the field."
Meanwhile, former Houston Texans star Damaris Johnson recently joined the Brady team. The veteran star also played for the Philadelphia Eagles prior to his entry to the New England Patriots locker room.
"I feel good just to get picked up," shared Johnson, according to NESN. The wide receiver added, "I've been sitting at home for a while, been working out and stuff. Getting picked up by a team that I'm familiar with because we ran basically the same offense as I was in Houston last year, so it feels good. I looked over some of the stuff that we put in so far. It feels good to look at stuff that you actually know what's going on."