Belichick 'disappointed' on Gronk: 'Nobody's worked harder' (The Associated Press)

Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he’s ”disappointed” to lose tight end Rob Gronkowski for the rest of the season due to a back injury. The Patriots said he’s likely to be out the rest of the season, but they will wait until after Friday’s surgery to decide. Gronkowski was injured during the Nov. 13 loss to the Seahawks on a hit from safety Earl Thomas.