Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski to miss game against 49ers

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski can't catch a pass in the end zone over Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor in the final moments of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (Matt West/The Boston Herald via AP)
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski can't catch a pass in the end zone over Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor in the final moments of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (Matt West/The Boston Herald via AP)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will miss Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers with a chest injury, according to the injury report filed by the team on Friday.

Gronkowski was staggered in the second quarter of Sunday night’s game against the Seattle Seahawks after taking a hard hit to his chest from safety Earl Thomas. He returned to the game but did not practice all week.

Receiver Chris Hogan is also out for the game with a back injury, the team said.

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