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Rob Gronkowski Injury: Patriots tight end questionable, Danny Amendola doubtful to play vs Buccaneers

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Neither Rob Gronkowski nor Danny Amendola has been ruled out, but neither seems likely to play.

Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

The New England Patriots will likely be without their top two receiving weapons against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola both participated on a limited basis this week, they are listed as Questionable and Doubtful on the injury report and are not expected to play. The final word on that should come down on Sunday, however, as they have not been ruled out yet.

Meanwhile, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are hopeful that Carl Nicks can make his season debut against the Patriots. Nicks was dealing with an infected foot due to MRSA, but was cleared last week and has been working on his conditioning since then. Nicks should play barring setbacks, but is officially a game time decision.

Tight end Tom Crabtree's recovering from a high ankle sprain, but has participated in every practice this week. It's not clear whether he'll play this week and he should be another game time decision.

Buccaneers Injury Report

Player Pos. Injury Status Wednesday Thursday Friday
Derek Landri DT Knee Out DNP DNP DNP
Michael Adams CB Knee Out DNP DNP DNP
Gabe Carimi G Illness Out DNP DNP DNP
Rashaan Melvin CB Hamstring Questionable Limited Limited Limited
Carl Nicks G Foot Questionable Limited Limited Limited
Tom Crabtree TE Ankle Questionable Limited Limited Limited
Luke Stocker TE Hip Questionable Limited Limited Limited
Adrian Clayborn DE Hip Probable Limited Full Full
Mason Foster LB Toe Probable Limited Full Full

Patriots Injury Report

Player Pos. Injury Status Wednesday Thursday Friday
Matt Slater WR Wrist Out DNP DNP DNP
Danny Amendola WR Groin Doubtful Limited Limited Limited
Brandon Bolden CB Knee Questionable Limited Limited Limited
Dan Connolly G Finger Questionable Limited Limited Limited
Nate Ebner S Ankle Questionable Limited Limited Limited
Rob Gronkowski TE Back, forearm Questionable Limited Limited Limited
Will Svitek TE Knee Questionable Limited Limited Limited
Leon Washington RB Thigh Questionable Limited Limited Limited
Zach Sudfeld TE Hamstring Probable Full Full Full