Gronk, Wise Jr. Both Dealing With Concussions
The first injury report for Super Bowl LII came out Wednesday afternoon, following the New England Patriots' first practice, and two Pats have been listed as non-participants due to concussions.
The team's All-Pro tight end, Rob Gronkowski, suffered a concussion midway through the team's AFC Championship game win over the Jacksonville Jaguars last Sunday, after taking a crushing, head-to-head hit from Jags safety Barry Church late in the second quarter.
Gronkowski did not return to the game, after being evaluated by an independent neurologist.
Rookie defensive end Detrich Wise Jr., who played the full game against Jacksonville, was also listed as a non-participant with a concussion. It is unclear when Wise suffered his concussion, though, as it did not take him out of the game.
Both players have a little over a week to get themselves healthy enough to play in Super Bowl LII.
The Philadelphia Eagles, New England's Super Bowl opponent, did not have a practice on Wednesday, so their injury report was based on an estimation from previous weeks.