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Report: Rob Gronkowski’s MRI only shows bruising

Rob Gronkowski

Rob Gronkowski should play again this season after an MRI showed only bruising in his injured knee.

Diana Marie Russini of ESPN first had the news. He’s considered week-to-week with this injury.

The news couldn’t be much better for the New England Patriots, who suffered their first loss of the season on Sunday night to the Denver Broncos in overtime. Already without Julian Edelman for 6-8 weeks, losing Gronk for the rest of the year would have likely been a blow the Patriots couldn’t absorb.

A team with “Super Bowl or bust” aspirations, Gronk is one of the players Tom Brady needs to have down the stretch in order to repeat as NFL champs.