Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight finish Rob Gronkowski gained’t be capable of play in opposition to his former staff on Sunday evening after lacking apply all week. 

Original reviews said that Gronkowski had bruised ribs, however the true severity of the damage was revealed on Sunday.

According to Fox Sports’s Jay Glazer, Gronkowski has “four cracked ribs, one broken rib and a punctured lung” and there’s an opportunity that he’ll miss a number of video games as nicely. Initial X-rays got here again detrimental, however the former All-Pro obtained MRI checks throughout the week, which revealed the harm.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) works out prior to the game against the Cincinnati Bengals  at Raymond James Stadium. 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight finish Rob Gronkowski (87) works out previous to the sport in opposition to the Cincinnati Bengals  at Raymond James Stadium. 
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) looks on against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half at Raymond James Stadium.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight finish Rob Gronkowski (87) seems to be on in opposition to the Atlanta Falcons throughout the first half at Raymond James Stadium.
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Gronkowski didn’t journey with the Bucs to New England, in what would have been his first recreation again at Gillette Stadium as a member of the visiting staff. Even although Gronkowski is lacking out on his return to New England, Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady will make his presence felt in opposition to Bill Belichick and the Patriots.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) spikes the football after scoring on a 20-yard pass play against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight finish Rob Gronkowski (87) spikes the soccer after scoring on a 20-yard cross play in opposition to the Atlanta Falcons throughout the first half of an NFL soccer recreation Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
(AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

Through three video games this season, Gronkowski appeared like his outdated self. He has 16 receptions for 184 yards and a team-high 4 touchdowns.