The New England Patriots are working toward getting as healthy as possible ahead of their Week 6 matchup with the New York Jets. While it’s seemed all along that quarterback Tom Brady, who’s dealing with an AC joint sprain in his non-throwing shoulder, was going to play, Rob Gronkowski’s surprise scratch last week was a bit concerning.
Fortunately, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reported that Gronkowski (thigh contusion) will play on Sunday against the Jets.
Obviously, the arrow is pointing upward for both players, but as Howe pointed out Thursday afternoon, the Patriots received some additional good news as both Brady and Gronkowski were both present. The team is going through their walkthrough at Gillette Stadium ahead of the game, so having both players present unquestionably a positive.
Through just five games, the 40-year-old Brady has looked like he’s still in his prime, posting the second-best completion percentage of his career at 68.2 percent while throwing 11 touchdowns against just one interception.
As for Gronkowski, he’s played in four games (missing Week 5) and has tallied 20 receptions for 318 yards and two touchdowns. Health has remained a concern for Gronkowski, but it seems that he’s trending toward being back near 100 percent at this point.
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