Report: Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski dealing with 'significant' hip pain
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Report: Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski dealing with 'significant' hip pain

It's standard practice for the Patriots to list players as questionable on the injury report even when they aren't really that hurt. Tight end Rob Gronkowski @RobGronkowski was listed as questionable last week, but he still tore the Bills apart. This week, same thing. He is questionable because of his hip injury. No worries, right? It's just the Patriots being the Patriots and messing around with the injury report. Well, maybe not.
According to Mike Reiss of, "Gronkowski has been dealing with significant pain these last two weeks." Reiss also said that he "wouldn't be surprised" if the team is more concerned about Gronkowski's hip than Aaron Hernandez @AaronHernandez's ankle.

Fantasy Analysis:

For this week, I'm not too worried. Gronk will play versus the Broncos and is a must-start. But it's time to take this situation a little more seriously. Keep a close eye on the practice reports and track Gronk's activity. It's possible that he could see less playing time in an effort to rest his hip, especially when Hernandez returns.

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I have played fantasy sports since 2001. I've played mostly in fantasy football and baseball leagues. I wrote for FFToolbox from 2002-2005 and re-joined in 2009.

I was an undergraduate from the University of Central Florida, and a master's graduate from Cal State University, Northridge specializing in journalism/mass communication. I make my home in Long Beach, Calif.

While I grew up in California, my favorite football team has always been the New York Giants.

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