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Gronk Leaves Patriots Practice With Apparent Lower Body Issue

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tight end Rob Gronkowski left the first day of joint practices between the Patriots and Bears on Monday with an apparent lower-body issue.

Gronkowski made an awkward cut while running a route during 7-on-7 drills. He grimaced after the play and paused briefly before jogging back gingerly to rejoin his teammates.

He was led to the locker room by a trainer and did not return.

"Hopefully he's all right, and we'll see what it is," quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo said.

Monday was the first of three joint practices the teams will have in advance of Thursday's preseason matchup.

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