Patriots-49ers practice report: Gronk sits out; Brady participates fully

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FOXBORO -- The Patriots had one big-name addition to their injury report Wednesday, and there was one big-name omission. 

Tight end Rob Gronkowski did not participate on Wednesday, and he has been officially listed as having a chest injury. NFL Media reported that the issue was believed to be a punctured or perforated lung. ESPN reported that Gronkowski was dealing with a chest injury that was "not overly serious."

Gronkowski's quarterback Tom Brady, meanwhile, was not listed on the injury report Wednesday. He admitted after Sunday's loss that he was sore after taking a hard hit to the leg from Seattle safety Kam Chancellor. That Brady was left off of the injury report entirely means that he was not at all limited in practice. 

Receiver Julian Edelman made note of the toughness shown by both Brady and Gronkowski during Sunday's game. Brady did not miss a single snap in the contest, and Gronkowski was forced out for only a few plays, returning to the same drive during which he was injured. 

"They're tough guys," Edelman said. "It motivates you. They're leaders on our team. Anytime you see that, you see a guy going out there and pushing something aside and playing through something, whatever it is, you respect level goes higher and higher for them. It's expected of those guys. Those guys do it time in and time out so it's pretty respectable."

Here is Wednesday's practice participation/injury report for Sunday's Patriots-49ers game:

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
TE Rob Gronkowski (chest)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
TE Martellus Bennett (ankle)
DE Alan Branch (back)
WR Julian Edelman (foot)
WR Chris Hogan (back)

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
WR Torrey Smith (shoulder)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
CB Tramaine Brock (hamstring)
DT Quinton Dial (knee/neck)
DT Glenn Dorsey (knee)
LB Eli Harold (toe)
C Daniel Kilgore (hamstring/calf)
LB Aaron Lynch (ankle)
CB Rashard Robinson (knee)

FULL PARTICIPATION
G Zane Beadles (ankle/knee)
RB Carlos Hyde (shoulder)
S Eric Reid (knee)

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