BOSTON (CBS) — Tight end Rob Gronkowski’s still has a chance to return to game action this weekend, but it’s far from a lock.
Gronkowski was listed as questionable for Sunday afternoon’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It’s the first time this season he’s been listed as questionable, as he was “doubtful” for the team’s first two games. Questionable officially means there is a 50-50 chance he does not play, while doubtful indicates there is at least a 75 percent chance the player will not participate.
The 24-year-old has steadily increased his workload over the past weeks as he recovers from offseason back surgery, and reports have varied regarding his status for this weekend.
Also of note on the injury report was Danny Amendola, who was listed as doubtful.
Amendola missed last week’s game due to a groin injury. Over the weekend, it was reported that he may have a sports hernia, but it’s since been reported that the wide receiver does not need surgery to repair his injury.
Rookie tight end Zach Sudfeld, who also missed last week’s game due to a hamstring injury, is likely to return Sunday, as he was listed as probable.
The only player ruled out for the game is Matthew Slater, who underwent surgery over the weekend and is expected to miss several weeks.