Is Rob Gronkowski’s back injury a cause for concern?

After sitting out a Week 11 tilt with the San Francisco 49ers, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski did not even make it through one quarter of play on Sunday against the New York Jets before he was knocked from the game with another injury.

Gronkowski, who was still battling a chest injury, left the game with what was said to be a back injury and did not return.

With that said, should the Patriots be concerned with his availability moving forward? The answer is no, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.

Florio reported that source close to the team told him that Gronkowski’s latest injury “is not serious.” 

Gronkowski suffered the apparent injury on a deep pass in which defensive back Marcus Gilchrist landed on his back as they fell to the ground. The play resulted in an incompletion.

Gronkowski is “not expected to miss time,” according to Florio.

The Patriots have not released any official word on his status for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams.

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