Tampa Bay was able to defeat the New England Patriots last Sunday, but they did so without their star tight end Rob Gronkowski. It appears that they will have to do it again without Gronk this week.

Rob Gronkowski is out of action with broken ribs and a punctured lung. Safety Anotoine Winfield Jr. and defensive end Patrick O’Connor are also out of action. Sadly, the squad will have to carry on without them.

The Athletic’s Greg Auman tweeted out to confirm that Gronk, Winfield, and O’Connor will all miss this Sunday’s big game for the Buccaneers.

Bruce Arians says Gronk, Winfield and O’Connor will be out Sunday.

Grokowski openly said that his condition is “week-by-week,” and it appears that he will not be good to go by this weekend’s game. That is a shame, but it’s better to play it safe than sorry in this instance, especially if a punctured lung is at play.

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H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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