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Patriots injury update: TE Rob Gronkowski’s injury considered “minor”

It looks as if New England’s tight end should return to the practice fields soon.

Tight end Rob Gronkowski is the most important player on the New England Patriots’ offense not named Tom Brady. He is one of the best and most effective weapons in football and creates mismatches not only for himself but the rest of the Patriots’ arsenal as well.

Naturally, seeing a player of this caliber leave practice due to an apparent injury is worth keeping a close eye on – and is always followed by speculation and worries among the team’s followers. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, however, there is no need to worry:

Sounds like whatever caused #Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski to pull up at practice is as minor as it seemed. No worries.

Gronkowski took himself out of a 7-on-7 drill during yesterday’s joint practice session with the Chicago Bears and subsequently left the practice fields. If the injury is indeed as minor as Rapoport calls it, the 27-year old should return to practice in the near future.