Rob Gronkowski limited in practice with ankle issue

Josh Gordon was also limited.

Rob Gronkowski
Rob Gronkowsk is seen during the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars. –Scott Halleran/Getty Images

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tight end Rob Gronkowski is dealing with an ankle issue as the Patriots prepare for their Week 3 matchup with the Lions.

Gronkowski was a limited participant in practice Thursday after participating in Wednesday’s workout. He has started both games for New England this season. He has nine catches for 138 yards and touchdown.

Defensive end Trey Flowers and safety Patrick Chung both missed practice for the second straight day as they continue to go through the league’s concussion protocol.

Here is the Patriots’ full injury report:

S Patrick Chung – Concussion
DL Trey Flowers – Concussion


T Marcus Cannon – Calf
DB Keion Crossen – Hamstring
DB Nate Ebner – Hip
TE Rob Gronkowski – Ankle
WR Josh Gordon – Hamstring
CB Eric Rowe – Groin

RB Sony Michel – Knee
DL Deatrich Wise, Jr. – Finger