The New England Patriots have some good news on the injury front. Rob Gronkowski's back injury that kept him out of Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears is not considered serious according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Gronkowski, who was already dealing with an ankle issue, was a surprise addition to the injury report this week when he was listed with a back issue late in the week, the story said. It went on to say during an appearance on Good Morning Football, Rapoport said that Gronkowski's back locked up during Friday's practice and that the Patriots "didn't want to take any chances" with their star tight end.
Rapoport added that "this is not a long-term injury" and that Gronkowski is not expected to miss any more time.