After missing Week 1 with a hamstring injury, the star tight end was a limited participant at practice Wednesday. Gronk practiced in a limited capacity all last week before being ruled out for the game on Friday, as first reported by Fallon.
Getting Gronk back would be a huge boost for the offense as they face the division-rival Miami Dolphins at home on Sunday. A return to practice is the first step towards that.
More injury news out of Foxborough as Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower (leg) did not practice, the team announced. Hightower appeared to injure his leg during Sunday's game with the Cardinals. Joining Gronk as limited participants were Solder, Jonathan Cooper, Malcolm Butler, Marcus Cannon and Shaq Mason.
Here's some other injury news we are tracking:
- The Dolphins were without Jay Ajayi in their season opener, but could the team lose another tailback for this weekend? Starting running back Arian Foster missed practice Wednesday with a hamstring issue. However, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports that the injury is "minor" and is more due to "veteran soreness." DeVante Parker, who also missed last weekend's loss to the Seahawks, was limited in his return to practice as he deals with a hamstring injury.
- The Colts have no new updates on safety T.J. Green or cornerback Patrick Robinson. Green suffered a mild MCL sprain and is currently week to week. Robinson left Sunday's loss against the Lions with a concussion. Both did not practice on Wednesday, sitting out with fellow defensive back Vontae Davis (ankle), while Antonio Cromartie (hamstring) and Darius Butler (ankle) were limited.
Charles' replacement, Spencer Ware, is dealing with a sprained toe and will not practice Wednesday. He's expected to play Sunday.
- Ravens receiver Breshad Perriman (calf), linebacker C.J. Mosley (thigh), running back Kenneth Dixon (knee) and outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil (foot) did not practice. Mosley told reporters he's fine and will return to practice Thursday. Coach John Harbaugh declined to comment on Perriman's injury.