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Rob Gronkowski’s ankle injury not serious, questionable for Thursday

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Lost in the New England Patriots 38-7 blowout win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday was the fact that star tight end Rob Gronkowski suffered an ankle injury and was not able to return.

Given Gronkowski’s injury history, this had to concern the Patriots and their fans. Here’s a guy that’s missed 10 games over the past two seasons. The good news here is that the Pro Bowler’s latest injury isn’t considered serious and he’s questionable to go for Thursday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts.

Gronkowski’s overall production has been limited since a stellar Week 1 performance. Prior to leaving Sunday’s game, he recorded four catches for 44 yards on seven targets. In his previous two games, Gronkowski tallied a combined six catches for 66 yards.

Unlikely to be at 100 percent for Thursday, there’s no telling how much of an impact Gronkowski will make. He’s taking on a Colts team that has yielded the fourth-most receiving yards to tight ends on the season.