New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will not play in week 2 against the Miami Dolphins due to his hamstring injury, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
#Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) isn't expected to play vs #Dolphins, source said. He'll work pregame to be sure. He's getting closer— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 18, 2016
Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski will not play today vs. Dolphins due to hamstring injury, per source. https://t.co/WWEavAbzXl— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 18, 2016
Gronkowski was a scratch in week 1 against the Arizona Cardinals and back-up Martellus Bennett became a large part of the game plan in his place. Look for Bennett to play a larger role this week, too.
Additionally, we have to wonder about Gronkowski’s potential availability for week 3. The Patriots play the Texans on Thursday Night Football, so there’s a very real chance that Gronkowski will not be back until week 4.