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Injury update: Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski OUT vs Jets with back injury

The Patriots All Pro tight end suffered a back injury.

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski was listed on the injury report with a chest injury, but he was deemed healthy enough to play against the New York Jets. That didn’t last very long.

Gronkowski left the game with a reported back injury and the team declared him out for the rest of the game. Gronkowski has a long history of back injuries, which means this shouldn’t be taken lightly.

TE Martellus Bennett is now the only tight end on the active roster since back-up TE Matt Lengel is inactive. Bennett re-injured his ankle shortly after Gronkowski was declared out.

The Patriots used more two running back sets once Bennett was sidelined.

Update: Gronkowski is not expected to miss any time after this week.