MRI confirms torn ACL for Rob Gronkowski, per league source.
ESPN Boston "The New England Patriots fear that star tight end Rob Gronkowski has a torn ACL in his right knee, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Gronkowski, who suffered the injury in Sunday's wild 27-26 win over the Cleveland Browns, will undergo an MRI on Monday, according to the..." December 09
NFL.com "The New England Patriots announced that they have re-signed TE D.J. Williams. Williams was signed by the Patriots on Nov. 27 and saw limited action in the win last Sunday at Houston. He was released by the Patriots on Dec. 4. In addition, the Patriots placed TE Rob Gronkowski on injured..." December 09
Akron Beacon Journal "Strong safety T.J. Ward took shots at NFL rules Sunday because he believes they forced him to take a shot at the legs of New England Patriots two-time Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski during the third quarter of the Browns’ 27-26 loss at Gillette Stadium. Gronkowski caught a pass from..." December 09
Boston Globe "The Patriots aren’t waiting around to replace injured star tight end Rob Gronkowski, whose injury appears to be season-ending. A league source confirmed that Gronkowski tore his ACL and also suffered damage to his MCL, which Pro Football Talk and ESPN earlier reported, and will have a..." December 09
Source says Rob Gronkowski suffered what's believed to be a torn ACL. MRI tomorrow to confirm. Not surprising but another bad break for him.
Rob Gronkowski being taken off the field on a cart because of lower leg injury
Pro Football Talk "Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has apologized for the video that surfaced showing him mocking an Asian-American man. But Gronkowski also says the man is a friend of his who told him no offense was taken. “I feel bad, personally,” Gronkowski said, via Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com. “I feel..." November 16
ESPN.com "New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski apologized Friday after a videotape of him mocking a man of Asian heritage at a Foxborough bar last week was posted online. The Patriots were on their bye week at the time. "I feel bad, personally. I feel bad," Gronkowski said during his first..." November 15
CSN New England "The return of Rob Gronkowski is having a trickle-down effect on the Patriots offense. Either a defense allocates extra attention to him, which frees up other players for 1-on-1 coverage, or a defense tries to cover Gronkowski 1-on-1 and loses that matchup based on either size or athleticism...." November 08
ESPN Boston "New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski who made his season debut in Week 7 and finished with a team-high eight catches for 114 yards said Wednesday that everything checked out well related to his health and that he's going to put his injuries in the past. "I felt good" he said...." October 24
NESN "Rob Gronkowski is active. Everyone rejoice. Matthew Slater and Alfonzo Dennard are also active. Chris Barker and Josh Boyce are the remaining inactives. Aqib Talib Danny Amendola Tommy Kelly Tavon Wilson and Leon Washington were already announced as being out. " October 20
Pro Football Talk "Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has received clearance from his team of doctors to play on Sunday against the Jets. But Gronkowski has yet to receive official clearance from his football team. Per a league source a final decision regarding whether Gronkowski will play on Sunday has not yet..." October 19
Aqib Talib is not traveling to New York per source. Gronkowski is on the team trip.
Pro Football Talk "On Thursday agent Drew Rosenhaus told WQAM radio in Miami that Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski still had not been cleared to play on Sunday against the Jets. On Friday Rosenhaus told PFT that the clearance has arrived. “Rob has now been cleared by all his doctors to play Sunday in the Jets..." October 18
Boston Herald "The Patriots are still yearning for tight end Rob Gronkowski to make an impact in a game. For now they’re honoring him with his efforts in practice. The two-time Pro Bowler was selected as one of the practice players of the week so he is wearing the black jersey during the current run of..." October 18
CBSSports.com "Late last week days before Rob Gronkowski would miss his sixth straight game to start the 2013 season there were reportedly "serious concerns" about the forearm surgery that had kept the Patriotstight on the sidelines. Gronk's return remains a mystery. On Wednesday his agent Drew Rosehaus said..." October 17
ESPN Boston "Tight end Rob Gronkowski's continued absence from the New England Patriots' lineup has escalated tension among teammates who have begun questioning him about why he's not playing and left some wondering if he intends to play at all this season according to multiple sources. "There's curiosity..." October 13
Pro Football Talk "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..." October 13
Pro Football Talk "Week Six has arrived for the Patriots and the verdict has arrived for tight end Rob Gronkowski. Per a league source Dr. James Andrews has recommended that Gronkowski not play. Earlier in the week Gronkowski was optimistic that he’d get clearance. The failure to get medical permission to..." October 13
Just filed to ESPN: Despite Rob Gronkowski having another week of full practice participation @Patriots no longer expect TE play vs Saints
CBSSports.com "Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was supposed to make his 2013 debut in Week 3. But after offseason surgery on his arm and back he still remains sidelined as New England's offense sputters. According to WEEI's Mike Petraglia Gronkowski's arm injury which he initially suffered in November 2012..." October 11
There is less optimism today than there was earlier this week that Rob Gronkowski will play Sunday vs. New Orleans. Still not cleared by Dr.
CSN New England "May this be the final Wednesday on which Tom Brady has to deliver a State of the Gronk address. With the tight end perilously close to making his 2013 debut and riding in to help a Patriots offense that’s in need of assistance Brady was asked about his feelings RE: Gronk. “Whenever that..." October 10
Per league source Rob Gronkowski is expected to be cleared this week and it is likely he will play on Sunday against the Saints.
Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is not traveling to Cincinnati and is out for Sunday. Pats WR Danny Amendola is traveling and is questionable.
Right now the Patriots remain highly optimistic about Amendola highly pessimistic about Gronkowski for tomorrow's game.
ESPN Boston "New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski said Wednesday that he is on the same page with the team in regard to his rehab and eventual return from offseason back and forearm surgeries. "Yes definitely" he said. "We were on the same page from the very get-go. And [we're] still on the same..." October 03
Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski and WR Danny Amendola did not travel to Atlanta and will not play Sunday night vs. Falcons.
CBSSports.com "All along as he recovered from offseason surgeries on his back and forearm there were reports that the Patriots and tight end Rob Gronkowksi were looking to Week 4 when he could finally return to the field. Well Week 4 for the Patriots is Sunday and so far we don't know if he'll..." September 28
Source on Gronk and Amendola: "As of today they are playing. But a lot of time between now and Sunday night."
Pro Football Talk "Last week it was reported that Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was 50-50 to play against the Bucs. We reported thereafter that he was closer to doubtful. He ultimately didn’t play. More accurately he was inactive. Yes inactive. In. Active. This week Gronk has participated in practice..." September 26
BB on Gronk's progression over recent weeks: he's definitely made progress.
Rotoworld "ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported on SportsCenter Rob Gronkowski (back) is more likely than not to make his season debut Sunday night in Atlanta. "He's probably ready to play" said Mort. "... I think they're leaning 60-40 he's playing this week." Mortensen did say Gronk looks noticeably thinner on..." September 25
NFL.com "NFL Media's Albert Breer reported earlier this week that Rob Gronkowski was unlikely to play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. The Patriots are giving their fans some hope however. New England listed Gronkowski (back/forearm) as questionable on its injury report Friday after being..." September 21
Boston Globe "Time will tell if tight end Rob Gronkowski returns from his offseason surgical procedures and plays for the first time this season Sunday against Tampa Bay. He’s practiced during the week but he still missed the first two games while continuing his recovery from surgeries on his back and..." September 18
According to @Edwerderespn Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is 50/50 to play in Week 3. He was again on the field for practice on Monday.
NESN "The return of the Gronk might be imminent. Rob Gronkowski has missed the Patriots’ first two games this season but he might finally be available for a return against the Buccaneers this weekend. The All-Pro tight end is 50/50 to return for the Patriots on Sunday according to ESPN’s Ed Werder...." September 17
Pro Football Talk "With each passing week reports will intensify regarding whether Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will play. By opting not to put Gronkowski on the reserve/physically unable to perform list which would have shut him down for six weeks of the regular season the Pats sent a strong signal that he’ll..." September 17
Boston Globe "Tight end Rob Gronkowski and wide receiver Danny Amendola have been listed by the Patriots as doubtful to play in Thursday night's home opener against the Jets. They are two of 14 players on the injury report but only one of the 14 has been ruled out: running back Shane Vereen who broke a bone in..." September 12
Boston Herald "While Rob Gronkowski is inching closer to playing a source today said it was still "unlikely" that he would be ready to go in Thursday night's game against the New York Jets. That being said he has not been completely ruled out at this stage. He's still in the wait-and-see category although the..." September 10
WR Danny Amendola (groin) TE Zach Sudfeld (hamstring) TE Rob Gronkowski (thigh/back) & RB Leon Washington (thigh) among those limited.
Rob Gronkowski didn't make the trip with the Patriots to Buffalo per source.
CBSSports.com "So you're saying there's a chance. The Patriots released their final injury report on Friday heading into their Week 1 game against Buffalo and there's at least a chance that tight end Rob Gronkowski could see action against the Bills. Gronkowski has been listed as doubtful which in NFL terms..." September 06
ESPN Boston "New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski participated in his first full-pads practice Sunday since undergoing multiple surgeries on his left forearm and one surgery on his back this offseason. While it is not considered a realistic expectation for Gronkowski to be ready for the..." September 02
CSN New England "It sounds like good news for fans of big-time endzone spikes. When the Patriots released Jake Ballard and Daniel Fells on Friday they signaled that Rob Gronkowski is likely closer to returning than previously thought." August 31
CSN New England "In a summer filled with bad news regarding one Patriots tight end the other man in that set may be playing sooner than most observers thought. Albert Breer of NFL Network is reporting that New England is leaning (significantly) toward designating Rob Gronkowski a member of the 53-man roster on..." August 30
Boston Herald "The word on Rob Gronkowski is encouraging. In fact he might be catching passes from Tom Brady and throwing down some of his trademark spikes as soon as Week 3 against Tampa Bay. According to a source the Patriots tight end is progressing very well in his rehabilitation from back and forearm..." August 20
SI.com "New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is not likely to play in the Patriots’ season opener at Buffalo on Sept. 8 ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. In addition to the four surgeries Gronkowski has had on his left forearm the 24-year-old also had back surgery in the offseason. He hasn’t..." August 19
Boston Globe "The Patriots have several players who won't be ready to practice when training camp begins on Friday. They are: Rob Gronkowski (TE) Declared physically unable to perform Julian Edelman (WR) Declared physically unable to perform Jake Ballard (TE) Declared physically unable to perform Mark..." July 23