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Rob Gronkowski (illness) among 4 Patriots to miss practice Thursday

Ryan Hannable
December 28, 2017 - 4:22 pm

FOXBORO -- Like a good portion of New England, Rob Gronkowski is a little sick this week.

The Patriots tight end missed Thursday's practice due to illness. He was among four players to miss the session, as Alan Branch, Rex Burkhead and Mike Gillislee were also absent.

Tom Brady returned after missing Wednesday, but was still limited with left shoulder and Achilles injuries.

Here's the complete injury report.


DL Alan Branch (knee)

RB Rex Burkhead (knee)

RB Mike Gillislee (knee)

TE Rob Gronkowski (illness)


QB Tom Brady (left shoulder, Achilles)

WR Chris Hogan (shoulder)

DL Eric Lee (ankle)

S Devin McCourty (shoulder)

WR Matthew Slater (hamstring)

LB Kyle Van Noy (calf)

RB James White (ankle)

OL LaAdrian Waddle (ankle)

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