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NFL Insider Has Major Update On Rob Gronkowski Injury

Rob Gronkowski walks off the field after Super Bowl loss to the Patriots.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots walks off the field after his teams 41-33 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Following an uninspired loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Patriots will have to rediscover themselves on NBC's Sunday Night Football. With a possible shootout looming against the Lions, New England will need Rob Gronkowksi on the field.

Gronkowski has been dealing with an ankle injury, as his participation was limited during practice. Fortunately for the Patriots, the latest update on his status bodes well for this weekend.

According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, Gronkowski's injury shouldn't cause any concern over his health and availability for this Sunday.

Patriots reporter Mike Reiss also gave an update on Gronk, saying he's "moving well," during today's practice.

The All-Pro tight end had an amazing start to the season, but his production last weekend was minimal. If he's healthy enough to play this week, he'll have the chance to face former defensive coordinator Matt Patricia.

While much of the audience will be eager to see Josh Gordon making his debut for the Patriots, the status of Gronkowski should be equally important.