Gronkowski is scheduled to undergo back surgery Friday in Los Angeles, according to multiple reports.
Gronkowski has had a series of injuries this season.
He suffered a chest injury that forced him to sit out against the
Gronkowski has 25 receptions, three for touchdowns.
"I don't know what the situation is. We'll see," Fisher said of Gronkowski. "He's an impact player on their offense. But I can assure you that Tom is going to show up; he always does, week after week after week. At his age and with his experience, he doesn't need a lot of practice reps. We're not going to be misled by the lack of practice as far as the quarterback is concerned."
Even with Gronkowski's absence, the Rams still have a formidable challenge defending Patriots tight ends.
Martellus Bennett has 43 catches, four for touchdowns.
Quarterback Jay Cutler will have season-ending surgery on his right shoulder, the latest blow in a lost season for the
"I talked to him earlier today. He's in good spirits," Coach John
Former USC quarterback