NFL -Pats tight end Gronkowski likely to miss 49ers clash (Reuters)

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has a suspected punctured lung and is likely to miss Sunday’s game against San Francisco, the NFL website reported on Monday. Gronkowski is undergoing further tests to determine the exact nature of the ailment but was injured during the Patriots’ 31-24 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. It was unclear when Gronkowski sustained the injury but he missed five plays after taking a big hit from Seattle safety Earl Thomas.