It has not been a banner start to the season for the Los Angeles Rams. The NFL is fining defensive tackle Aaron Donald $21,000 for his temper tantrum in the fourth quarter of the Ram’s 28-0 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football last week.
According to Manti Te’o Jersey ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Gronkowski will miss Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins. The tight end originally suffered the injury in a scrimmage against the Chicago Bears Aug. 15.
Though the Patriots were able to defeat the Cardinals without Gronkowski, his value to the team goes without saying. For the second consecutive contest, Jimmy Garoppolo will be forced to work with an undermanned offense. Tackle Sebastian Vollmer and running back Dion Lewis were placed on the PUP list prior to the start of the season.
The Patriots’ injury Matt Slauson Jersey woes will stretch to the defensive side of the ball this week as well. Linebacker Dont’a Hightower, who’s developed into one of the leaders on defense, is doubtful with a knee injury.
Throughout the Bill Belichick era, the Patriots have largely been able to withstand injuries and win games while stretching the edges of their depth chart. But with Garoppolo under center instead of Tom Brady for the first four weeks of the season, the challenge this season is more daunting.
In addition to the Patriots, a number of other teams are dealing with injuries to star players heading into Sunday’s action. Many are electing to pay through the pain, which is always a risky endeavor –– especially this early in the season.