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Gronkowski out for the rest of the playoffs

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Last year, the Patriots had to try to win the Super Bowl with an injured Rob Gronkowski.  This year, they’ll have to try to win a championship without him at all.

Gronkowski re-injured his forearm during the first quarter of Sunday’s game.  Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Gronkowski needs surgery.  He’ll miss the rest of the postseason.

The original injury occurred on November 18.  He returned in Week 17, catching two passes for 42 yards against the Dolphins.

Gronkowski injured the arm again while falling to the ground, trying to make a catch.

Last year, Gronkowski suffered a sprained ankle in the AFC title game.  He played two weeks later with the injury, but he was impaired by the ankle.  He had surgery after the Super Bowl.

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52 Responses to “Gronkowski out for the rest of the playoffs”
  1. NoobTubeTV says: Jan 13, 2013 7:26 PM

    Tebow Time! … oh wait…

  2. eigglesnosuperbowls says: Jan 13, 2013 7:26 PM

    I think I just heard the hockey horn go off at Gillette Stadium !

  3. benroethlisberger7 says: Jan 13, 2013 7:26 PM

    If he came to Heinz field, we would spit on him and Brady Boy.

  4. gmsingh says: Jan 13, 2013 7:28 PM

    Playing hurt is just stupid. What’s the next trend, NFL’s version of “Weekend at Bernie’s”?

  5. cash804 says: Jan 13, 2013 7:29 PM

    With Hernandez, having Gronk is a luxery, not a necessity.

  6. 1uniquename says: Jan 13, 2013 7:31 PM

    That had to be so painful, hopefully he comes back strong next year and I’m a dolphin fan, just enjoy watching him play, like a big teenage gorilla.

  7. steeltuff says: Jan 13, 2013 7:31 PM

    Meanwhile, Ray Lewis and Terrell Suggs are smiling.

  8. Patriot42 says: Jan 13, 2013 7:33 PM

    The guy should retire he can’t stay healthy.

  9. steviaquinn says: Jan 13, 2013 7:33 PM

    Me Gronk!!! Me score touchdown now……………..

  10. tedmurph says: Jan 13, 2013 7:34 PM

    Gotta wonder if the medical staff did the right thing clearing him to play. He landed on his arm during a normal FB play. If I were Gronk, I’d be pissed

  11. bucslose says: Jan 13, 2013 7:34 PM

    I know the game is pretty much over, but when you’re driving and you may still have a prayer, HUSTLE!!!!!! I see the Texans jogging back to the ling, taking their time, no real sense of urgency.

    I dont like the Pats or Bellichick, but his team doesnt do that. They always come to play and always hustle. Pathetic showing by the Texans in lack of hustle.

    And having a linebacker cover people deep………idiotic. They couldve won this game but they lack heart and discipline and their D coordinator didnt do a great job either.

  12. dma8152 says: Jan 13, 2013 7:34 PM

    Worst officiating EVER!

  13. jakec4 says: Jan 13, 2013 7:34 PM

    If Gronk didn’t do it to himself Bernard Pollard would have done it to him. Probably hurts less this way. Ravens still have plenty of other Patriots they need to worry about.

  14. wideright91 says: Jan 13, 2013 7:35 PM

    Good! Now someone injure his boyfriend Brady.

  15. gdeli says: Jan 13, 2013 7:37 PM

    you guys try to stay healthy in the nfl. It is a violent sport, duh. no worry about playoffs at heinz field this year. ha the afc is boring!

  16. tedmurph says: Jan 13, 2013 7:38 PM

    wideright91 says:Jan 13, 2013 7:35 PM

    Good! Now someone injure his boyfriend Brady.

    ———————————————————-

    Unless it’s past your bedtime, you really gotta take stock of yourself

  17. phillyphever says: Jan 13, 2013 7:39 PM

    Talk about a bad break (pun intended).

  18. ddogdaddy says: Jan 13, 2013 7:40 PM

    If I remember right, this is the arm that was injured while running up the score. Tough break.

  19. mrcogburn says: Jan 13, 2013 7:40 PM

    I’m sure he’s not too bummed. Now the lush can get back to his bar hopping schedule.

  20. BurkieInBoston says: Jan 13, 2013 7:40 PM

    OK BigBen, you asked for it so here it is: how are the Steelers doing in the playoffs this season? There you go.

  21. punksinplay says: Jan 13, 2013 7:40 PM

    Gronkowski = Shockey

  22. ampatsisahypocrite says: Jan 13, 2013 7:45 PM

    And yet another unearned gift for Flacco and the Ravens.

    They’ll still lose though.

  23. george1859 says: Jan 13, 2013 7:46 PM

    Gronk is a one manwrecking crew, get well.

  24. southpaw2k says: Jan 13, 2013 7:47 PM

    I’m trying not to allow my emotions get the best of me here – oh, who am I kidding?

    I can’t wait to see Ray Lewis and Co get payback for last year’s Championship Game.

  25. texanfan62 says: Jan 13, 2013 7:48 PM

    I think the Ravens have a shot to beat N.E. I hope they do, I’d like to see Baltimore/S.F.

  26. steelbreeze676 says: Jan 13, 2013 7:53 PM

    It’s like he’s made of porcelain.

  27. ayoungandres says: Jan 13, 2013 7:53 PM

    “If he came to Heinz field, we would spit on him and Brady Boy.”

    Why would anyone go to Heinz field right now? Not to watch football, that much is know

    (because your team is at home, watching like the rest of us; that’s the point I’m trying to make here…in case you missed it…because you’re stupid).

  28. trevor123698 says: Jan 13, 2013 7:54 PM

    Bone breaks and ligament tears are nothing but a mineral deficiency. this man needs calcium, boron, vitamin d3, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, and numerous other minerals to prevent his injuries. this will take care of his back problems too. it did for mine

  29. ravenmuscle says: Jan 13, 2013 7:54 PM

    Wes Welker will be looking for his head once Bernard Pollard removes it.

    This time Lee Evans wont gift rap a game to Sissy Brady and friends.

  30. drunkenagitator says: Jan 13, 2013 7:54 PM

    @benroethlisberger7: But that won’t be happening, will it? Perhaps if Pittsburgh made the playoffs…but they did not.

  31. bobwsc says: Jan 13, 2013 7:56 PM

    trevor123698 says:
    Jan 13, 2013 7:54 PM
    Bone breaks and ligament tears are nothing but a mineral deficiency. this man needs calcium, boron, vitamin d3, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, and numerous other minerals to prevent his injuries. this will take care of his back problems too. it did for mine
    ___________________________________
    someone should put you and James Andrews in touch. you figured it all out!

  32. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 13, 2013 7:58 PM

    ravenmuscle says:
    Jan 13, 2013 7:54 PM
    Wes Welker will be looking for his head once Bernard Pollard removes it.

    This time Lee Evans wont gift rap a game to Sissy Brady and friends.

    0 0 Got another weekend pass from the nuthouse eh muscle head?

  33. cubsisles72 says: Jan 13, 2013 8:02 PM

    Is woodhead ok?

  34. rickrock6661982 says: Jan 13, 2013 8:09 PM

    Looks like this will be the excuse if the Patriots don’t win the Super Bowl.

    You know…like last year

  35. CowboyErik says: Jan 13, 2013 8:12 PM

    perhaps he will play; he has 3 weeks or 20days right? game next week, bye week, then superbowl

  36. geniusesq says: Jan 13, 2013 8:15 PM

    Will the NFLPA investigate the Patriots like they threatened to do the Skins?

  37. geniusesq says: Jan 13, 2013 8:27 PM

    Gronk no need forearm.

  38. strokeytheclown says: Jan 13, 2013 9:07 PM

    Good, because I am sick of hearing “Gronk”!

  39. dieselfan44 says: Jan 13, 2013 9:15 PM

    Wow, I can’t believe they let him play. What a disregard for his safety and his long term future. Now look…he is reinjured and needs surgery. How can the all mighty patriots let this happen?, the model NFL franchise. See idiots, it can happen to anyone.

  40. delusionalcardsfan says: Jan 13, 2013 9:43 PM

    How in God’s green earth did the Cards blemish this incredible teams regular season record with a loss? and I’m a Cards fan!!

  41. billsncowboys says: Jan 13, 2013 9:44 PM

    Without Gronk, Brady won’t be nearly as affective meaning that the Ravens have a serious chance of going to the Super Bowl

  42. nfl fan says: Jan 13, 2013 10:20 PM

    That’s OK, they’re not playing the Giants in the SuperBowl this year.

  43. dwntwnbadboy19 says: Jan 13, 2013 10:27 PM

    NE will adjust! People make it sound like losing him is end of the world. On most teams it would screw them, but not NE is no 1 trick pony.

  44. q1ller says: Jan 13, 2013 10:48 PM

    The guy always comes across as a meathead to me. A fragile one at that.

  45. patsfiend says: Jan 13, 2013 10:50 PM

    billsncowboys says:
    Jan 13, 2013 9:44 PM
    Without Gronk, Brady won’t be nearly as affective meaning that the Ravens have a serious chance of going to the Super Bowl
    ——
    Did you even watch the game that just happened? You know, the one where they put up 41 pts?

  46. patsfiend says: Jan 13, 2013 10:51 PM

    He looked to be in a lot of pain. Fractures around screws that are already in there has to hurt. Based on the play that re-broke it… he shouldn’t have been in there. Too bad for the Gronkenator. No soi fiesta.

  47. alskdh says: Jan 13, 2013 10:57 PM

    I really feel bad for this injury. With Gronk in,

    He could have probably set more records or added to his career best stats at his position.
    NE notches past 49ers, possibly solidifying 1st seed and first round bye.
    Brady solidifies position as MVP, or atleast best QB this season for the award.
    NE plays Baltimore today, and Broncos move to afc championship game.

    Pats broncos afc championship, which ends the QB debate for good on Bradys way to 4th SB.

  48. randallflagg52 says: Jan 14, 2013 12:04 AM

    This guy is always hurt. Even going back to his college days. There’s a reason he fell to the second round in the draft, and it wasn’t due to lack of experience or production.

  49. mojosmagic says: Jan 14, 2013 12:21 AM

    Typical steroid abuser. Looks great but made of glass.

  50. patsfan13 says: Jan 14, 2013 6:20 AM

    to all the miserable haters out there, get an effin life!

  51. MTLighthouse69 says: Jan 14, 2013 8:17 AM

    Glasskoski.

    I wonder if he went dancing after the game?

    Smart move by the Pats inking this guy long term. A dude who apparently can’t stay healthy. Is he still the highest paid tight end?

    Let’s see, waste a whole bunch of money on Chad Johnson, as well as a bunch of other free agent under achievers over the past few years, and now Glasskowski.

    Meanwhile, they have failed to sign Welker long term.

    Patriot accuse makers chime in 3… 2…1…

  52. takemytalentstosoutheuclid says: Jan 14, 2013 8:24 AM

    Classy, intelligent Ravens fans coming out of the woodwork again, I see. Enjoy it now, girls, because as is typical, you’ll disappear once you lose next week.
    But until then, I leave you with this nugget of joy. No team has ever won a SuperBowl in a year which they fire their OC mid season. Enjoy your moment, Rat Birds. 2 weeks from now, you and your Art patches will be on the couch watching the big game with the rest of us.

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