The chronically banged-up Patriots tight end is listed as questionable to play Thursday night against the Buccaneers after being added to the injury report Wednesday with a thigh injury.
Gronkowski was limited in Wednesday’s practice after being a full participant on Monday and Tuesday.
New England’s leading receiver in targets and yards through four games, Gronkowski played on all 70 of the Patriots’ offensive snaps against Carolina in Week 4. Earlier in the season, Gronk left the Pats’ Week 2 win over New Orleans with a groin injury. It’s not clear if the two ailments are related.
In other Pats injury news, cornerback Eric Rowe (groin) and running back Rex Burkhead (ribs) have been ruled out for Thursday night. Linebackers Dont’a Hightower (knee) and Elandon Roberts (ankle), cornerback Stephon Gilmore (ankle), special teamer Matthew Slater (hamstring), starting right tackle Marcus Cannon (ankle) and defensive back Brandon King (hamstring) are also questionable.