Rob Gronkowski injury watch is officially on for the 2017 season.
On his sixth catch of the day, Gronkowski appeared to come down awkwardly on a hit and was taken off the field to the blue pop-up injury tent on the sideline. He did not return to the game.
Gronkowski was listed as questionable to return to the game with a groin injury. As of Monday morning, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that the issue is not believed to be serious.
The story didn't offer a timetable, and, we're not likely to get one from the Patriots at any point, so this is probably going to be a wait-and-see issue; perhaps even a game-time issue. The good news is the Pats play an early contest in Week 3 against Houston. Meanwhile, Allen is next up on the depth chart and will likely see some action on the waiver wire this week. Allen didn't record a catch after Gronk went down, but Hollister did catch one ball for five yards.