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Report: Rob Gronkowski's Week 4 Injury Status Revealed

Rob Gronkowski embraces his Buccaneers teammates after scoring a touchdown.

TAMPA, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 19: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrates with teammates in the first quarter of the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium on September 19, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

During this past Sunday's game between the Los Angeles Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, tight end Rob Gronkowski took a brutal shot to the ribs that forced him to miss a few snaps.

Even though Gronkowski appeared to be in serious pain on Sunday, the latest update on his health is quite encouraging.

According to ESPN insider Jordan Schultz, the expectation in Tampa is that Gronkowski will be able to play in Week 4. If this report is true, that means Gronkowski will get his "revenge game" against the New England Patriots.

"Bucs TE Rob Gronkowski is 'highly likely to play' in Week 4’s highly anticipated return to Foxborough against the Pats - on SNF," Schultz wrote on Twitter. "Gronk suffered a nasty shot to the ribs in Week 3, but X-rays were negative, per Adam Schefter." 

Gronkowski has been excellent through the first three games, hauling in 16 passes for 184 yards and four touchdowns. It's very evident that he can still play at a Pro Bowl level.

The Buccaneers might give Gronkowski a day or two of rest in practice this week to make sure that he's as close to 100 percent as possible.

Regardless if he's at full strength or not, Gronkowski is going to do everything in his power to suit up against the Patriots this Sunday.