New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski sat out Thursday night’s 19-14 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers because of a left thigh injury.
The Patriots’ star tight end was a late addition to the team’s injury report Wednesday and had been listed as questionable for the game.
He had not been listed on the injury report Monday or Tuesday.
Gronkowski also didn’t appear to be ailing when he met with reporters late Tuesday afternoon. He played all 70 offensive snaps in Sunday’s loss to the Carolina Panthers.
The report stated that days before Sunday’s game, Ford and the team talked about doing something other than kneeling during the anthem. She also told the team she would “donate both money and her name to community issues” of the players’ choosing.
“As a team, we came together, talked to Mrs. Ford, the owners, and we understand the issues for the most part, generally,” Lions running back Ameer Abdullah said. “Me personally, I definitely want to be an aid in growing the social awareness in this country, that it is a race problem in Cheap Jerseys PlUS this country.
“We do dance around the topic a lot and Mrs. Ford has come forward and said that as long a we compromise as a team and unify and make a unified demonstration, she’ll back us financially. So I’m definitely going to hold her to her word.”
Ford joined the players on the field with linked arms last week, but she did Cheap Jerseys Online Wholesale not appear on the sideline Sunday in Minnesota.
Detroit won 14-7 Sunday after Vikings star running back Dalvin Cook left early with a knee injury. Only two Lions, linebackers Steve Longa and Jalen Reeves-Maybin, took a knee during the anthem before the game.