The New England Patriots have officially listed Rob Gronkowski as Questionable for their Sunday night game in Glendale against the Arizona Cardinals.
Rob Gronkowski is expected to be a safety blanket for Jimmy Garoppolo in his first career NFL start due to Tom Brady’s suspension for deflategate. All this week Rob Gronkowski has been limited in practice due to a sore hamstring and on Thursday it was reported that he might end up as a game time decision.
Players who are listed as questionable are often considered game time decisions with about a 50% chance of playing. However, Gronkowski is known as a tough player capable of playing through pain. This morning sources of The Boston Herald reported that despite his continued limited reps in practice, his status was upgraded from Thursday and is expected to play on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals:
Barring an unexpected setback in the next 72 hours, the Patriots tight end is expected to play Sunday night against the Cardinals, according to two sources.
Not having Rob Gronkowski would make it more difficult for Garoppolo and the Patriots, but fortunately it appears as though the All-Pro Tight End will be suiting for week one.
Gronkowski is one of eight players listed as questionable, the others are as follows:
- OL Jonathan Cooper (foot)
- DL Trey Flowers (shoulder)
- OL Shaq Mason (hand)
- LB Shea McClellin (shoulder)
- WR Malcolm Mitchell (elbow)
- OT Nate Solder (hamstring)
- WR Chris Hogan (shoulder)