Gronkowski misses Patriots practice, Brady limited as Super Bowl looms
Rob Gronkowski missed Thursday's practice as he is still recovering from a concussion, and Tom Brady was limited as the New England Patriots continued preparations for Super Bowl LII.
The New England tight end has been listed each of the last two days on New England's injury report. Wednesday was the first time New England publicly acknowledged Gronkowski had a concussion.
Gronkowski suffered the injury during New England's 24-20 victory over the Jaguars in the AFC Championship game. The 28-year-old took a helmet-to-helmet hit from Jacksonville Jaguars safety Barry Church and was visibly shaken getting off the field.
When asked about Gronkowski's status Wednesday, head coach Bill Belichick would not detail the extent of his tight end's injury.
"We'll put it right on the injury report and that's what we're going to do, just like everybody else does," Belichick told reporters in a press conference. "We'll make sure you're first on the list, too. I don't want to hold anything back here. We'll get that out there right away. That's all we can do."
Brady did not appear on the injury report Wednesday. He injured his right hand in the days leading up to the Jaguars game and played Sunday with 12 stitches in the hand.
The Patriots face the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis on February 4.