Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 10/7/12
Young tight end Rob Gronkowski is playing through a significant hip injury according to Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston. Gronkowski has been battling the injury, having his play time reduced and practice load lowered. This injury seems to be a more serious in nature than the Aaron Hernandez ankle issue, and the Patriots are trying to manage the situation. Last week Gronkowski hauled in five passes for 104 yards and a touchdown. He's listed on the injury report with a hip ailment. The patriots could ill afford to lose both of their young stars at the tight end position.

 
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