According to NFL.com, Patriots star TE Rob Gronkowski could miss the team's regular season opener. Gronkowski hurt his arm about mid-way through last season, causing him to miss the remainder of the schedule. Earlier this offseason, he again hurt his arm, leading to this news.
If you're a Patriots fan, you shouldn't be too concerned. Although it's obvious that you're team is better with the big guy, you don't necessarily need him. The Pats still have plenty of talent to back up any injured player. Even if he misses the entire season, they'll still win the division. He's not that valuable.