Sore back may force Patriots' Grogan to sidelines on Sunday

September 21, 1990|By The Hartford Courant

New England Patriots quarterback Steve Grogan may sit out Sunday's game in Cincinnati because of a sore back.

Grogan did not practice yesterday for the second consecutive day, and coach Rod Rust said his status remains uncertain.

"We'll wait and see," Rust said. "We might not make a decision until Sunday."

If Grogan is unavailable, Marc Wilson would get the start.

Grogan, 37, the second-rated passer in the AFC, injured his back in each of the first two games.

"It isn't definite that I'm not going to play this week," Grogan said. "But all things considered, it might be smart for me to sit out a game and rest the back [rather] than taking a chance on getting hit and then missing more than a game."

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