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.

33 responses to “Report: Gronkowski will miss 4-8 weeks

  1. The lack of brains is starting to show in Foxboro…

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

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

  3. 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…..

  4. 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

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

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    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.

  10. 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”.

  11. 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!

  12. 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.
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    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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

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    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.

  15. 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.
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    Right…because if there is one thing the Jets are known for…it’s “brains”

  16. 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.
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    4 out of 5 anonymous internet Doctors agree!

    But no, seriously…”I concur.”

  17. 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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