The Rob Gronkowski saga is starting to feel a little bit familiar.
The standout tight end missed another game on Sunday, with rumours swirling that teammates are not pleased about his continued absence.
Last year, former NBA MVP Derrick Rose drew similar chatter as the weeks went by without his return to the court. In the end, Rose missed the entire season and grumbling about it stretched into the summer.
Reports indicate Gronkowski has been dominant in practice, especially over the past two-three weeks, leaving his teammates wondering why he doesnt join them on the field for actual games.
Gronkowski does not yet have third-party medical clearance after a series of problems with his forearm (two fractures and an infection).
Theres curiosity and resentment, and hes creating it by going out and kicking ass during the week and then he doesnt show up on game day and help the team win, a source told ESPN.