Rob Gronkowski Has “The Same Back Issue He’s Had In The Past”

November 10th, 2021

Rough news on Rob Gronkowski tonight.

Gronk busted his ribs in September and then was rushed back to face the Saints on Halloween. He only lasted six snaps before leaving with a bad back after attempting to block.

Bucco Bruce Arians opened up a bit on Gronk’s status tonight on SiriusXM NFL Radio. It didn’t sound pretty.

“He’s got the same back issues he’s had in the past,” Arians said. “The [broken] ribs, you know, have created a back issue.”

The return timetable?

“We think in about two or three weeks he’ll be back normal,” Arians said with uncertainty in his voice. “So [veteran tight end] Darren Fells coming in this week, a veteran player who’s played good for us in the past. Love where we’re at that way, and Gronk is going to get better. We’ll just make sure that he’s good when he comes back. …

“I want him ready to go the whole distance when we’re ready to go.”

Joe agrees with the new sentiment from Arians. Wait on Gronk until he’s 100 percent, or as close as he’s going for the postseason run playoffs. The Bucs can without him for a while.

If Gronk is a December return, so be it.

16 Responses to “Rob Gronkowski Has “The Same Back Issue He’s Had In The Past””

  1. Rick Says:

    Looks like an IR trip. Losing Khalil Davis was roster mismanagement

  2. Medicated Pete Says:

    This coach has no clue how to handle injuries. NEVER FORGET that he said players need to learn how to play hurt. #DISGUSTING

  3. Colonel Angus Says:

    Keep Gronk behind glass with a sign that says “break in case of the playoffs”. Let him get 100%.

  4. Mort Says:

    Pete: Hurt and injured are two different things.

  5. August 1976 Buc Says:

    OMG BA this and BA that, he sux, NOT!!!

    OMG the sky is fallling, NOT!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  6. Oneilbuc Says:

    Time is catching up with the bucs now I think Gronk will retire after this year for show next year!! The future will be starting soon.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Our injured players need to set it out….until week15!

  8. Crunchbuc Says:

    Medicated Pete go be a whiner for another team. This is football. Most On the field are playing hurt right now. Man up.

  9. Pruritus Ani Says:

    The injury bug has hit in force this year.. on both sides of the ball.

  10. brooks Says:

    Career is over. You won’t see him again.

  11. WillieG Says:

    Let’s not forget the lesson of Vita Vea and Devin White (somewhat): players who return for the playoffs, kick serious arse.

  12. PassingThru Says:

    My guess is that Gronk will be on IR for three weeks. Fells will be promoted from the practice squad.

  13. Eddie Marz Says:

    Too bad for Gronk, he was going to have a monster year. Hopefully he’ll back back for the playoff run and post season. Don’t forget he scored the first two touchdowns in last year’s SB. Brady loves him in the red zone. GO BUCS!

  14. unbelievable Says:

    AKA Arians rushed him back when he wasn’t ready, and now he has a back issue.

  15. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Oneilbucyall, that is the first thing you posted I agree with. The fact that BA let him play only to reinjure an old injury I priceless. The old just rub some dirt on it and get back in went the 60’s. This coaching staff has to go!!!

  16. John Says:

    This team is toast. They banked on key superstar veterans reaching end of careers remaining healthy for one more year to repeat. Unfortunately, it didn’t pay off. AB finished w his bone spur, and even if he comes back he has higher risk of hamstring and other muscle injuries due to non use, and then trying to ramp up to full throttle. Gronk is finished. That will really kill them in red zone. Secondary couldn’t stop a peewee league offense, as they are so badly depleted. The all in approach paid off last year, at least they got one SB, those attempts rarely work out.