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Rob Gronkowski's ankle injury reportedly not considered serious

Ryan Hannable
October 01, 2018 - 1:40 pm

There was a little bit of a scare Sunday afternoon when Rob Gronkowski left the game with an ankle injury and didn't return, but it doesn't look like it is that big of a deal.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Gronkowski's ankle injury is not considered serious and he is expected to be listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Colts.

The tight end left the game with the Patriots leading 31-0 after taking himself out after his final catch. The training staff ushered him to the bench where they checked out the ankle and after congratulating his teammates following a touchdown, Gronkowski made his way back to the locker room.

Gronkowski was listed as questionable going into the game with the ankle injury and it did appear to have some impact, as he didn't run as many deep routes as the previous three weeks. He also stayed into block on a number of plays.

The tight end finished with with four catches for 44 yards.

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