The New England Patriots are already missing star quarterback Tom Brady for the first four games of the season, but panic is spreading in Foxborough if tight end Rob Gronkowski is seriously injured.
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According to ESPN, Gronkowski left practice early after apparently getting injured:
It's great that he's walking, but troubling that Gronk spent "about 10 minutes" in the lower field where players rehab injuries before heading to the locker room, per ESPN.
Gronk, the best tight end in the NFL today, has had various knee, back and forearm injuries in the past. He tore his ACL in 2013.
Gronkowski has registered more than 1,000 yards in three of his six seasons in the league. He's had 10 or more touchdowns in five of his six seasons.
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