FOXBORO, Mass. — Rob Gronkowski has now missed the Patriots’ last five games waiting for his surgically repaired right forearm to heal. While his return to practice two weeks ago was an encouraging sign, Gronk didn’t play in Jacksonville and may be absent again this Sunday against the Dolphins.
Bill Belichick discussed Gronk’s health during his news conference on Wednesday, referring to the tight end as “day-to-day” and explaining that he’s not yet ready for a return.
“We’ll see how he is,” Belichick said. “He did more last week than the week before and we’ll see where he’s at today and tomorrow when we go out there [to practice], we’ll see what he can do. We’ll take it day-to-day, we’ll make decisions day-to-day based on where he’s at. He’s moving along, [he's] not ready yet. We’ll take it day-to-day and see how it goes.”
Gronkowski broke his forearm on an extra point during the final few minutes of the Patriots’ 59-24 rout of the Indianapolis Colts on Nov. 18, b