Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 11/15/14

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 02: Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots celebrate after teaming up for a first quarter touchdown against the New York Giants on September 2, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
While New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker and tight end Aaron Hernandez were expected to suit up for today’s contest against the Miami Dolphins, tight end Rob Gronkowski will return from his broken forearm injury in “at least a limited role,” according to Tom E. Curran of CSN New England. Expect to see Rob Gronkowski suited up and playing Sunday in at least a limited role, according to a source. #PatriotsTalk — Tom E. Curran (@tomecurran) December 29, 2012 Gronkowski has been out since Nov. 18 when he sustained a broken forearm late in the game against the Indianapolis Colts. He was expected to return for the playoffs, but it wasn’t clear if he’d see action during the end of the regular season. Beyond Gronkowski, a whopping 19 other Patriots’ players are listed as questionable to suit up against the Dolphins. Welker and Hernandez are listed on the report, but both are expected to play. Others included on the list are linebacker Dont’a Hightower (hamstring, shoulder), offensive linemen Nate Solder (abdomen), Logan Mankins (ankle, calf) and Sebastian Vollmer (back, knee) and wide receiver Brandon Lloyd (knee). Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.thenflinjuryreport.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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