New England Patriots

The Patriots didn’t practice on Wednesday, but if they did, Rob Gronkowski would’ve been out with a concussion.

As the team announced on Wednesday, its projected injury report lists both Gronkowski and rookie defensive end Deatrich Wise as non-participants in a hypothetical practice with concussions. Defensive tackle Malcom Brown (foot) is another new addition to the report.

Gronkowski suffered the now-confirmed concussion after a hit by the Jaguars’ Barry Church. The tight end got up looking woozy and had to leave the game. He didn’t return and his status for Super Bowl LII against the Eagles remains up in the air.

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However, initial reports indicate that the Patriots are optimistic that Gronkowski will be ready in two weeks at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Wise also suffered a concussion during the game against the Jaguars, according to the Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe.

Rob Gronkowski is hit by Barry Church of the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second quarter during the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 21, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Rob Gronkowski is hit by Barry Church of the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second quarter during the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 21, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Running back Rex Burkhead, who’d been listed with a knee injury since Week 16 of the regular season, didn’t make Wednesday’s report.

Patriots’ Projected Injury Report: Wednesday, Jan. 24

Did Not Participate:

TE Rob Gronkowski (Concussion)
DL Deatrich Wise (Concussion)

Limited Participant:

DL Malcom Brown (Foot)
RB Mike Gillislee (Knee)
T LaAdrian Waddle (Knee)

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The Patriots actually do practice on Thursday and Friday, with access to the media starting at 12:15 p.m. But it’s likely that the next two injury reports will look quite similar to Wednesday.

— By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com

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