A sore hamstring is bothering Rob Gronkowski a little more than originally thought.
NESN’s Doug Kyed tweeted that the New England Patriots All-Pro tight end has been moved to questionable on their injury report. He was listed as limited in practice on Wednesday.
Rob Gronkowski is listed as questionable for Sunday's game.
— Doug Kyed (@DougKyed) September 9, 2016
Gronkowski sustained a hamstring injury in practice a few weeks ago that no one believed was serious. Now it looks as if there is a chance that in his first start, Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garapolo will not have the ultimate security blanket. However, this could be a typical Bill Belichick move. Before the AFC championship game last season, he listed half of his starting lineup as questionable.
Others players listed as such on this week’s injury report via Boston.CBSlocal.com include guard Jonathan Cooper (foot), defensive lineman Trey Flowers (ankle), offensive lineman Shaq Mason (hand), linebacker Shea McClellin (shoulder), wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell (elbow), offensive tackle Nate Solder (hamstring) and wide receiver Chris Hogan. (shoulder).
The Patriots open their season on Sunday Night Football against the Arizona Cardinals. This will be the first of four games without suspended quarterback Tom Brady. They will be challenged to survive this stretch, and any limitation of Gronkowski’s availability cannot help matters as they try to win their eighth consecutive AFC East championship and their second Super Bowl in three seasons.