Tommy Kelly and Leon Washington are out Sunday, Rob Gronkowski could be too.

Jared Wickerham

Last night a report was released stating that Rob Gronkowski may have never needed surgery on his forearm in the first place. Because of the complications from his multiple surgeries, there is now a serious concern that his forearm is unstable, which is why he has missed five games this season.

If you didn't think the news could get any worse...it just did. Albert Breer of NFL Network reports that his sources say as of now Rob Gronkowski is unlikely to play on Sunday.

This is rough news. Not only does it further solidify the belief that Gronk's forearm is not completely recovered, but it significantly hinders the New England Patriots' chances of winning against the undefeated New Orleans Saints.

Defensive tackle Tommy Kelly has been officially ruled out of Sunday's contest against the Saints. Kelly's injury significantly hurts the Patriots' depth at interior defensive line. They will rely on rookies Chris Jones and Joe Vellano, as well as Andre Neblett, a four-year veteran who was recently signed.

Leon Washington was also ruled out of Sunday's game, meaning we will likely see some combination of LeGarrette Blount and Devin McCourty returning kicks.

Here is the full injury report:

Name Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Sunday's Status
DT Tommy Kelly Knee Out Out Out Out
RB Leon Washington Ankle Out Out Out Out
WR Danny Amendola Groin Limited Limited Limited Questionable
RB Brandon Bolden Knee Limited Limited Limited Questionable
TE Rob Gronkowski Back/Forearm Limited Limited Limited Questionable
RB Stevan Ridley Knee Limited Limited Limited Questionable
WR Matthew Slater Wrist Limited Limited Limited Questionable
C Ryan Wendell Concussion Limited Limited Limited Questionable
RT Sebastian Vollmer Foot Limited Limited Limited Questionable
S Tavon Wilson Hamstring Limited Limited Limited Questionable
WR Aaron Dobson Neck Limited Limited Full Probable
LB Dont'a Hightower Knee Limited Limited Full Probable
LB Jerod Mayo Ankle Limited Limited Full Probable
DE Rob Ninkovich Groin Limited Limited Full Probable
CB Kyle Arrington Groin Full Full -----
DB Nate Ebner Ankle Full Full -----
LB Jamie Collins Not Injury Related ----- Out -----
DE Michael Buchanan Not Injury Related Out ----- -----

What are your thoughts on "Gronk Gate" and do you think the Patriots can still win on Sunday without him? Comment with your thoughts below.

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