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Rob Gronkowski questionable after making surprise appearance on injury report

Rob Gronkowski

This is the last thing the struggling New England Patriots and their fans need. Star tight end Rob Gronkowski was added to the team’s injury report on Wednesday with a thigh issue. He’s now officially listed as questionable.

The injury-plagued Gronkowski suffered from a groin problem earlier in the season. But since he’s returned to near full health, the three-time All Pro has dominated to the tune of 18 catches for 285 yards over the past three games.

With a defense that ranks 31st in points allowed and dead last against the pass, New England surely needs Gronkowski on the field against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday.

Unfortunately, that might not be the case for a squad that heads into Week 5 with a 2-2 record and tied with the New York Jets for second place in the AFC East.