Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski misses practice

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) has his arm tended to as quarterbacks Tom Brady (12) and Jimmy Garoppolo (10) warm up on the field during an NFL football practice, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots are to host the Kansas City Chiefs in an NFL divisional playoff game Jan. 16, 2016, in Foxborough. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski sat out Thursday's practice – the team's last workout before its playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Gronkowski also missed Tuesday's practice with the knee injury that he sustained against the Denver Broncos on Nov. 29. He practiced on Wednesday, but was listed on the injury report as a ''limited'' participant.

The Pro Bowl tight end was the team's leading receiver this season, with 72 catches for 1,176 yards and 11 touchdowns.

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