The New England Patriots have officially placed TE Rob Gronkowski on the injured reserve list, ending his 2016 season.
Gronkowski underwent back surgery Friday, and shared an Instagram video of the early stages of his rehab.
Related players: Martellus Bennett, Matt Lengel
This is the third time in the past five years that Gronkowski's season has ended on injured reserve. The Patriots now proceed forward with Martellus Bennett and Matt Lengel at tight end.