The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have dominated out tight finish Rob Gronkowski for Thursday evening’s recreation as a result of cracked ribs and a punctured lung sustained in Week 3, ESPN’s Jordan Schultz reviews.

Gronkowski is making “steady progress” from his injuries but isn’t able to play, Schultz reviews.

The staff said Tuesday that Gronkowski didn’t take part in observe that day or Monday. The staff will present an official Week 6 harm designation for Gronkowski on the conclusion of Wednesday’s observe.

Sep 26, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA;  Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) can’t hang on to a pass in the end zone in the third quarter of the game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 26, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA;  Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight finish Rob Gronkowski (87) can’t dangle on to a move ultimately zone within the third quarter of the sport in opposition to the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
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Gronkowski has missed a while since struggling a number of fractured ribs. His preliminary X-rays got here again clear but a follow-up MRI didn’t, as OutKick beforehand reported.

Gronkowski has appeared in three video games for the Buccaneers this season and has caught 16 passes for 184 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns before the injury in Tampa Bay’s 34-24 loss to the Rams in Week 3. Gronkowski took a direct shot to his ribs and headed to the locker room to be examined. He returned throughout the third quarter but was clearly in ache.

The veteran tight finish did not travel with the team to Foxborough to face the New England Patriots as he was recovering from four cracked ribs, a broken rib and a punctured lung, OutKick beforehand reported.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates with tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) after Gronkowski caught a 2-yard touchdown pass during the first half of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Scott Audette)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates with tight finish Rob Gronkowski (87) after Gronkowski caught a 2-yard landing move throughout the first half of an NFL soccer recreation Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Scott Audette)
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The Buccaneers’ 19-17 victory over the New England Patriots in Week 4 drew 28.5 million viewers across all platforms, the second-most watched NBC Sunday Night Football recreation of all time.

Tampa Bay was with out its go-to goal in Week 5 in opposition to the Miami Dolphins, but the Buccaneers went on to beat the Fins 45-17.

As Tampa Bay prepares to face the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 6, the Buccaneers will possible look to O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate to separate reps at tight finish. The Buccaneers and Eagles will face off on Thursday at Lincoln Financial Field with kickoff scheduled for 8:20 p.m.

Sep 19, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) looks on against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half at Raymond James Stadium.

Sep 19, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight finish Rob Gronkowski (87) appears on in opposition to the Atlanta Falcons throughout the first half at Raymond James Stadium.
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The Buccaneers are a wholesome seven-point favourite in opposition to the Eagles per FanDuel Sportsbook even with a hobbled group of gamers. Despite the accidents, the Buccaneers nonetheless have Tom Brady and riches on the ability positions, that means that they need to come away with a W over a 2-3 Philadelphia staff that has been inconsistent this season.