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New England Patriots' Rob Gronkowski leaves practice with apparent injury

By The Sports Xchange
New England Patriots' Rob Gronkowski leaves practice with apparent injury
Rob Gronkowski took himself out of practice with an apparent injury. File photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski pulled up with a possible injury while running a route during Monday's joint practice with the Chicago Bears.

Gronkowski took himself out after going for a pass from quarterback Tom Brady in 7-on-7 drills along the sideline. The severity of the injury was unknown.

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Gronkowski, 27, walked to the sideline after the play and met with a trainer before heading to the lower practice field. After about 10 minutes there, he retreated to the locker room, ESPN reported.

The 6-foot-6, 265-pound Gronkowski, who had 72 catches for 1,176 yards and 11 touchdowns last season, takes a beating in the regular season, so he is likely to sit out the entire preseason in an effort to keep him fresh. He hasn't played in a preseason game since 2012.

The Patriots and Bears will hold two more joint practices Tuesday and Wednesday ahead of their preseason game at Gillette Stadium on Thursday night.

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