The Patriots and Rob Gronkowski's family have released a statement saying he is unlikely to play again this season, but that a final determination will not be made until after he undergoes surgery on Friday.
Profootballtalk reports Rob Gronkowski will undergo back surgery on Friday.
Rob Gronkowski (back) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.
Rob Gronkowski (back) is not practicing Wednesday.
Rob Gronkowski was seen moving "quite gingerly" en route to the Patriots' team bus after suffering a back injury in Sunday's win over the Jets.
Rob Gronkowski (back) has been ruled out for the rest of Sunday's Week 12 game against the Jets.
Rob Gronkowski left Sunday's Week 12 game against the Jets with a back injury and is questionable to return.
Rob Gronkowski is active for Week 12 against the Jets.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Rob Gronkowski (chest, questionable) is expected to play in Sunday's Week 12 game against the Jets.
Rob Gronkowski (questionable, chest) made the trip to New York.
ESPN's Dianna Russini reports Rob Gronkowski (chest, questionable) is a "true game-time decision."
Rob Gronkowski (chest) is questionable for Week 12 against the Jets.
Rob Gronkowski was donning a red no-contact jersey at Patriots practice Friday.
Rob Gronkowski (lung) remained "limited" in Thursday's practice.