Down
enlarge
Are Patriots still Super Bowl favorites if Rob Gronkowski isn't 100 percent?
2:17 | NFL
Are Patriots still Super Bowl favorites if Rob Gronkowski isn't 100 percent?
Monday November 30th, 2015

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski’s knee injury is likely to keep him out for multiple weeks, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.

Schefter’s report contradicts an earlier report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport that Gronkowski has a minor knee strain and will likely miss a week at most.

Gronkowski was carted off late in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Denver Broncos with a knee injury and did not return after being hit by Broncos safety Darian Stewart. Stewart’s helmet made contact with Gronkowski’s right knee as he went up high to attempt to catch a pass.

Gronkowski tore the ACL and MCL in his right knee in December 2013. He also missed significant time earlier in his career with a forearm injury and has a history of back problems.

The Patriots played without several key pass-catchers in Sunday’s game, with Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola both nursing injuries. Aaron Dobson was put on injured reserve earlier in the week with an ankle injury.

The Patriots (10–1) and Eagles (4–7) are scheduled to kick off at 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday.

- Kenny Ducey

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.