After missing previous practices this week, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski made his return to the practice field on Friday in preparation for Sunday. 

He has missed practice time due to ankle and back injuries, but looks like he will be good to go for the team's matchup against the  Green Bay Packers.

For right guard ​Shaq Mason, it is not looking like he will be on the field for Sunday as he has missed the last three days of practice, including Friday's. He left Monday's game against the Buffalo Bills with a calf injury.

It is an important week to play for Gronkowski. 

The team is hosting the Packers this weekend in what has been a much-anticipated game since the schedules were released earlier this year. The battle of quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady will provide viewers the chance to see arguably the greatest two quarterbacks to ever play the game.

The loss of Mason will be big for the Patriots line. Backup guard Ted Karras will likely get the start and will matchup against potentially the best defensive line duo in the league with Mike Daniels and Kenny Clark.

It will be a battle in New England and Brady will have his full arsenal to work with.