FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts — Rob Gronkowski suffered a bone bruise and sprain of his right knee during the New England Patriots' 30-24 overtime loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday night.
The tight end will be evaluated on a weekly basis and there is no timetable for his return.
"During Sunday night's game, Rob Gronkowski sustained a bone bruise/sprain of his right knee," the Patriots and the Gronkowski family said in a joint statement.
"His status will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis and listed accordingly on the practice participation and injury reports."
Gronkowski was carted off the field with 2:49 remaining in Sunday's game after taking a hit to the knee. The Patriots (10-1) led 21-17 at the time, but went on to lose their first game of the season.