Every week it seems as if Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will return to action. Every week he doesn’t.

This week Gronkowski had the most optimism yet. But Dr. James Andrews who recently joined the medical effort wasn’t comfortable clearing Gronkowski to play.

So when will Gronkowski play? Per a source with knowledge of the situation Gronkowski’s absence likely will be one more game at most.

The Patriots travel to face the Jets next week before hosting the Dolphins and the Steelers.