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Report: Gronkowski will miss 4-8 weeks

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The chain of reports regarding the broken arm suffered by Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has included various accounts of his expected absence.  The latest comes from our pal Tom Curran of CSN New England.

Per Curran, Gronkowski will miss four to eight weeks after undergoing surgery to repair the break.

The earliest, then, that Gronkowski could return would be December 23, against the Jaguars.  The following week, the Pats wrap up the regular season against the Dolphins.

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33 Responses to “Report: Gronkowski will miss 4-8 weeks”
  1. fuglyflorio says: Nov 19, 2012 2:14 PM

    But he’s going clubbing tonight … booyah !

  2. itsmammoth says: Nov 19, 2012 2:20 PM

    Get well soon Gronk! Come back for that Week 16 championship and I’ll be good.

  3. krustylaugh says: Nov 19, 2012 2:21 PM

    My fantasy team is finished

  4. dogman9 says: Nov 19, 2012 2:23 PM

    The lack of brains is starting to show in Foxboro…

    …and on Thursday night their lack of defense will become their demise.

  5. jtylert says: Nov 19, 2012 2:24 PM

    Unlucky is the only word for it.

    Hope he gets a speedy recovery. Makes the game more fun to watch with him in it.

  6. navyteach says: Nov 19, 2012 2:25 PM

    Big loss, especially if Hernandez is unable to go against the Jets. I’m sure he’ll be back for the playoffs.

  7. sinestrojoe says: Nov 19, 2012 2:27 PM

    He’ll be missed on those extra points…

  8. whatnojets says: Nov 19, 2012 2:28 PM

    Just what Rex needed!

    I can smell it-”no doubt we’ll make the playoffs”

  9. mattwalshvideo says: Nov 19, 2012 2:29 PM

    That’s a damn shame, the football gods payback for running it up and Oh they’ve never forgotten spygate either.

  10. ldfontenot says: Nov 19, 2012 2:30 PM

    Pats are not my team, but have always enjoyed Gronk’s play. Wish him a speedy recovery. If he’s back for playoffs, they’ll be fine. If not, Uh oh…..

  11. comeonnowguys says: Nov 19, 2012 2:32 PM

    That 59th point was soooo worth it, though.

  12. enochmh2 says: Nov 19, 2012 2:32 PM

    patriots have been plagued by late game collapses,bill had to make sure the game was truly over. Hernandez and shianco can somewhat pick up his play,they’ll be fine

  13. ironmike778 says: Nov 19, 2012 2:36 PM

    Such bad luck. No one gets hurt on extra point blocking. Crazy.

  14. jebdamone says: Nov 19, 2012 2:36 PM

    odds on me winning fantasy this year just went from optimistic to zero.

  15. bathroomben7 says: Nov 19, 2012 2:37 PM

    That’s what you get for trying to run up the score. You’d think Belichick would have learned this by now.

  16. richiesaurus310 says: Nov 19, 2012 2:37 PM

    Please make it back in 4 weeks Gronk, my fantasy team needs you!!!

  17. skins23 says: Nov 19, 2012 2:39 PM

    Doesn’t matter, Pats are gonna coast to the #3 seed and get a nice WC home game against Cinci or Indy which will be a romp.

  18. loldeepball says: Nov 19, 2012 2:40 PM

    When I initially read the 4-6 week timeline, it sounded a little on the ambitious side to me.

    I broke a bone earlier this year, and my surgeon was emphatic that it takes a bone 8 weeks to fully heal. It’s not that I was a slow healer, he said, it’s just basic biology.

    I’d hate to see the guy come back too early, jump up for a catch, and try to break his fall with a not fully healed forearm bone. Hurts me just thinking about it.

  19. patriotsdefense says: Nov 19, 2012 2:42 PM

    adam schefter reported it could be 3 weeks.

    i don’t think the patriots will risk it but maybe he makes it back for the 49ers game. imo gronk returns for at the start of the postseason.

  20. ancylostoma says: Nov 19, 2012 2:43 PM

    Im a doctor, and that kind of injury will take to heal 4 weeks, not 8.
    He will be ready for Playoffs, and probably a few weeks before that.

  21. angrywil says: Nov 19, 2012 2:46 PM

    has anyone read the book Spygate the untold story very good book. it will really tell you what’s going on in Foxboro Brady and Bella cheat are still at it

  22. skito13 says: Nov 19, 2012 2:52 PM

    Dude is amusing….like a clown.

  23. patriotsdefense says: Nov 19, 2012 2:52 PM

    the patriots could still get a first round bye

  24. southpaw2k says: Nov 19, 2012 2:53 PM

    skins23 says:
    Nov 19, 2012 2:39 PM
    Doesn’t matter, Pats are gonna coast to the #3 seed and get a nice WC home game against Cinci or Indy which will be a romp.

    —————————————————

    I don’t know if they’ll “coast,” per se. They do own the tie breaker over Denver, but I wouldn’t be that surprised if Denver scooped up the #3 seed in the playoffs. It may not make much difference in the first round, but it could ultimately mean a trip to Houston in the second round if the Patriots are the #4 seed.

  25. geniusfan says: Nov 19, 2012 2:56 PM

    For all you talking about the fact that Gronk was in on an extra point try you should go complain to your teams coach because I guarantee you that a starter on your team is on that unit.

    Curran’s the only one with an eight week worst case scenario every body else has six weeks as the worst case. Remember Curran’s the guy who struck out swinging on Brady’s knee injury he was claiming his career was over.

    It’s very possible that Gronk will be ready in late December for the Jags/Dolphins games. The Patriots don’t make excuses and fold when injuries occur. Another player will step up that’s the “Patriot way”.

  26. pastabelly says: Nov 19, 2012 3:01 PM

    Gronk is a lot of fun and fun to watch. I would think it would be even hard for Patriot haters to hate him, but that’s expecting a bit much. :)

  27. ampats says: Nov 19, 2012 3:01 PM

    Gronk has been hurting this entire season with injuries to his hip and back. Gronk will be back and healthy for the playoffs which is what really matters now.

    Alot of dumb talk about why Gronk was in on extra points. As many former NFL players have said, because you are ahead doesn’t men you change up your special team coverage. Bruschi and Rodney Harrison always played special team in New England.

    Running up the score, haters? Wasn’t it a couple of weeks ago the NFL pundits said the Patriots could not close out games?

    I wouldn’t award Houston & Baltimore first round byes yet skins23. Houston has a tough game Turkey Day in Detroit after narrowly beating Jax and Baltimore has not looked that great as of late with the injuries.

    Get well Gronk ! Yo soy fiesta!

  28. pastabelly says: Nov 19, 2012 3:04 PM

    Southpaw2k says:Nov 19, 2012 2:53 PM

    I don’t know if they’ll “coast,” per se. They do own the tie breaker over Denver, but I wouldn’t be that surprised if Denver scooped up the #3 seed in the playoffs. It may not make much difference in the first round, but it could ultimately mean a trip to Houston in the second round if the Patriots are the #4 seed.
    ================================
    Denver still has one loss in them, probably at Baltimore. The Patriots cannot afford a second loss and an AFC CG vs Denver is realistic. The Pats can win a road game in the playoffs, especially with Brady at QB.

  29. tbd3 says: Nov 19, 2012 3:41 PM

    I’ve never heard of a coach taking any player off PAT duty regardless of the score. There is no back-up PAT team. Tony Dungy himself said he had Jeff Saturday playing RG on PATs and he would never even consider taking him off in any blowout situation.

    You – I want to call you idiots, but… okay, fine – idiots who are calling this “karma” for running up the score: Gronkowski didn’t play the entire drive leading up to that PAT.

  30. bullcharger says: Nov 19, 2012 3:44 PM

    dogman9 says:Nov 19, 2012 2:23 PM

    The lack of brains is starting to show in Foxboro…

    …and on Thursday night their lack of defense will become their demise.

    ——————

    Nice… I guess it only took 12 years for the lack of brains to show. Why are Jets fans the most delusional in the entire NFL? You win one game and now you are world beaters? I have several friends that are Jets fans and they don’t have any humility at all, regardless of how bad their team is. I just don’t get it. Steelers fans, Patriots fans, Giants fans, Green Bay fans etc, all seem to have humility.

    Get well soon Gronk.

  31. atxpatfan says: Nov 19, 2012 4:11 PM

    dogman9 says:Nov 19, 2012 2:23 PM

    The lack of brains is starting to show in Foxboro…

    …and on Thursday night their lack of defense will become their demise.
    ————————————-

    Right…because if there is one thing the Jets are known for…it’s “brains”

  32. atxpatfan says: Nov 19, 2012 4:15 PM

    ancylostoma says:Nov 19, 2012 2:43 PM

    Im a doctor, and that kind of injury will take to heal 4 weeks, not 8.
    He will be ready for Playoffs, and probably a few weeks before that.
    ——————————–

    4 out of 5 anonymous internet Doctors agree!

    But no, seriously…”I concur.”

  33. cmdrsmooth says: Nov 19, 2012 6:39 PM

    Luckily they head to the Circus on Thursday. Easy win for Brady. Pats defense and special teams look dominant.

    So do the Lollipop Twins(#11 and Welker)

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