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If it wasn't for continuous health issues, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski would likely stand-alone as the greatest tight end in NFL history. 

But in typical Gronk fashion, the star tight end and fantasy stud has now missed two of the Patriots' last three games and quarterback Tom Brady confirmed Gronk's status hasn't gotten any better since the Pats win over the Green Bay Packers. 

Even though Brady labeled his favorite offensive weapon's condition as "day-to-day," he also left things pretty open-ended and mysterious by adding that Gronk is also fighting some unspecified battles as well. 

Gronkowski has also been battling through a tough season on the field this year too, currently stuck in the longest touchdown drought of his career

It's certainly no surprise that Gronkowski's 2018 season has already been marred by injury issues as have many of his previous seasons. But whenever Brady chimes with an ominous confirmation of his health struggles, there's serious call for concern. 

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