Report: Gronkowski may have suffered punctured lung

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Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski suffered what is believed to be a punctured lung during Sunday night’s loss to the Seahawks, NFL Network reported Monday.

Gronkowski finished the game. The report said he might only miss one game, though it’s probably too early to tell when he might be medically cleared.

The Patriots play at the 49ers this week, then are at the Jets on Nov. 27. They don’t play a team that currently has a winning record until their Dec. 12 Monday night game with the Ravens.

Gronkowski missed the season’s first two games due to a hamstring injury. He has 25 receptions on the season, 24 over the last five games.

68 responses to “Report: Gronkowski may have suffered punctured lung

  1. This man is a football player period stop …… you can see when people clean his clock he gets respect by that team no dancing over him bs !!! GREAT GREAT football player my GIANTS had one years ago just like him but not as athletic his name was Mark Bavaro !!

  2. Crazy respect to Gronk for finishing the game if this is true. To make that catch up the sideline to put the Patriots 1st and goal at the end of the game with 1 functioning lung that’s impressive! But what a phenomenal hit by Thomas. Sorry Gronk got injured but perfectly executed hit to the target area.

  3. wishing him a speedy recovery. it’s the game, but that was an unusually direct, nasty shot he took.

    nothing but respect for the guy from this hawks fan.

  4. 6’6″, 260 met 5’9″ 195 and came out on the wrong end. Thomas plays like a missile! And Gronk caught a break later when a pass was tipped or else Cam would have run through him as well, exacerbating the issue.

  5. Like a legit punctured lung?!

    Will Steve Young the others on the tv be gushing about his courage, falling over themselves? Remember when Romo had a punctured lung? Just sayin’ keep it real

  6. Mad respect to his comments after the game. I think what shocked him was…..Thomas shoulder padded him high with a solid legal hit….instead of knee chopping him which could end a season in a heartbeat. The way Thomas bounced up and walked off quickly was his sly way of trying to shake off the blow he got from that punctured lung collision.

  7. Real Thomas put a monster hit on a guy twice his size. Legal too.
    Super Bowl rematch looming

  8. And he still made one of the most incredible clutch catches of the season after the hit. Don’t think anyone will be questioning Gronk’s toughness after this.

  9. Either these athletes are gods, or there must be some different severities of punctured lungs. The only punctured lung I ever saw the guy was on the table in the ER, looked and sounded like he was dying. No way could he have walked more or less ran a pass route.

    All the same, respect to Gronk and the Pats. Was a fantastic game.

  10. Belichick agreed to throw last night’s game for ratings’ sake in exchange for Gronk getting to take time off so that the Packers can make a late-season comeback to save the TV broadcasters

    But in the end Gronk will be back around the end of the regular season, ready for playoff prep

    HOWEVER: I don’t think the TV broadcasters are ever getting their fans back…or their jobs

  11. Receivers like Gronk are tough….that why I have so much respect for the ones who played when safeties were allowed to light them up after every catch over the middle. You want to see tough…now THEY were tough.

  12. .
    Thomas could have cut him at the knees (TJ Ward style) , but instead gave a tough, but clean, hit to the body.
    .

  13. mullman76 says:
    Nov 14, 2016 7:23 PM
    This man is a BEAST.
    Patsy fans don’t deserve him or their Super Bowls, but that’s another discussion.
    =====================

    15 years and that bro is still mad. Cheer up your team is moving towards relevance again. How’s that new Oakland stadium plan coming along?

  14. joenash72 says:
    Nov 14, 2016 6:53 PM
    Offensive pass interference in that photo
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    No, it ain’t. If you saw the play you’d know Gronk was (as usual) being grabbed by the defender, so he pushed the guy off and then made an exaggerated move to try and make the refs see that the defender had impeded him. But it didn’t work because if anything it just exaggerated his pushing the grabber off, and I’m not sure the ball was catchable amyway. Should have run it with Blount (oh the irony, SB 49).

  15. Tuff as nails awesome dude and a great football player nothing but respect for him and I wish em a speedy recovery from a cowboys fan

  16. crush22 says:
    Nov 14, 2016 8:00 PM
    Anybody would have a decent record with that soft schedule.
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    Wah! Play the schedule defending SB champs. Prove it wasn’t a gift from the NFL and do it again.

  17. LOL. He played the rest of the way with a punctured lung. That’s what you call a tough guy. I can only imagine how that felt. That hit probably would have knocked a lot of people out. He reminds me of those big, tough TEs like Mark Bavarro.

  18. pft picks week 10

    Nov 10, 2016 1:40 PM
    I find it very funny how confident patriots fans are against a team that literally at one point in the super bowl had them at midfield with a ten pt lead in the 3RD , if we don’t go for Jermaine kearse lob on 3rd and 3, we could have been looking at 31-14 and that always seems to be ignored. lol tyrod, Matt Ryan , Bree’s all tore us up , what is brady gonna do more than that because our D will be ready with Kam back and it having troubles. I’m just tryna say that pats fans are delusional if they think our team will be killed, I do think it will be close , if you think blowout you don’t know Seahawks football.

    where is pats fans? haha

  19. Last throw to Gronk could have been called holding or PI on either guy and would have been legit. I think they made the right non-call though, let the game be decided by the play on the field.

    It is too bad Gronk got injured again, when he’s missed so much time. He is one of the game’s biggest personalities and great for the image of the league because he never gets in trouble and always looks to be having fun.

    Great game on Sunday night by both teams; I think they looked like the two best teams in football, though imagine Dallas and Oakland may have something to say about it.

  20. Fantastic TE. Absolute monster in the best sense of the phrase. Get well soon, Gronk!

    – Seahawks fan

  21. As a pats fan, mad respect to seattles team, both these teams have a lot of respect for eachother and play the game the right way.

    Im just glad it was earl thomas and not the cheap shot artist tj ward who hit him

  22. Much respect to both sides of that play. Earl Thomas for a hard (but legal) hit above the waist on a guy seemingly twice his size, and Gronk for manning up and giving proper respect afterwards with no bogus claims of a cheap shot or whining it should have been flagged.

    In fact, while I have no love for either team, that game last night was a refreshing throwback. Great execution, tough but legal play on both sides, and it seemed the refs pretty much stayed out of things. In other words, the closest thing to NFL football as I remember it that I’ve seen in a long time.

  23. hawksfanallday says:
    Nov 14, 2016 9:34 PM
    pft picks week 10

    Nov 10, 2016 1:40 PM
    I find it very funny how confident patriots fans are against a team that literally at one point in the super bowl had them at midfield with a ten pt lead in the 3RD , if we don’t go for Jermaine kearse lob on 3rd and 3, we could have been looking at 31-14 and that always seems to be ignored. lol tyrod, Matt Ryan , Bree’s all tore us up , what is brady gonna do more than that because our D will be ready with Kam back and it having troubles. I’m just tryna say that pats fans are delusional if they think our team will be killed, I do think it will be close , if you think blowout you don’t know Seahawks football.

    where is pats fans? haha

    ———–

    Pats fans is here

  24. crush22 says:
    Nov 14, 2016 8:00 PM
    Anybody would have a decent record with that soft schedule.
    ———————————————————————–
    Wah! Play the schedule defending SB champs. Prove it wasn’t a gift from the NFL and do it again.

    ———-

    Denver has the easiest schedule in the league. They only have a harder sched now because their division foes are too good for them to handle now.

  25. sindiegosage says:
    Nov 14, 2016 6:59 PM
    6’6″, 260 met 5’9″ 195 and came out on the wrong end. Thomas plays like a missile! And Gronk caught a break later when a pass was tipped or else Cam would have run through him as well, exacerbating the issue.

    ———

    Gronk played for he rest of the game, made maybe the sickest catch of the game and gave the Patriots a legit chance to tie it up. Then he said it was a good clean hit in his post game. Thomas hurt him but he didn’t stop him.

  26. Best game of the year. Both teams played the game like it should be played for a full sixty minutes. Came down to the last play. Again. This time Seattle earned the win. Have to give it to them. On a short week in an away game in Foxboro they redeemed themselves for their SB loss. Pats gave as good as they got. No regrets from this Pats fan.

  27. Shocking. I remember last year in Denver, he was writering on the field squealing like a baby. Two minutes later, he was fine. And the Best Supporting Actress award goes to……….

  28. On the sidelines, Jimmy Graham was having flashbacks of the Divisional Round playoff game in 2013, saying “yeah…it was like that; oh, and thanks for trading me, Mickey”.

  29. Wish the Pats had Earl Thomas, that man can thump with the best of them. And losing Gronk is tough, but Bennett has been good and the Pats schedule isn’t too tough in the next stretch. Wouldn’t mind if Gronk took a few weeks off to be fresh for the stretch run.

  30. hawksfanallday says:
    Nov 14, 2016 9:34 PM
    pft picks week 10

    Nov 10, 2016 1:40 PM
    I find it very funny how confident patriots fans are against a team that literally at one point in the super bowl had them at midfield with a ten pt lead in the 3RD , if we don’t go for Jermaine kearse lob on 3rd and 3, we could have been looking at 31-14 and that always seems to be ignored. lol tyrod, Matt Ryan , Bree’s all tore us up , what is brady gonna do more than that because our D will be ready with Kam back and it having troubles. I’m just tryna say that pats fans are delusional if they think our team will be killed, I do think it will be close , if you think blowout you don’t know Seahawks football.

    where is pats fans? haha
    ————————————————————–
    You know what’s hysterical? All your ifs and buts all lead to 28-24. I laugh every damn time I hear Seattle fans wallow in self pity for their team playing a 59 minute game while NE played 60. Enjoy this win, it was well earned. But you got to let that failure in the SB go. Try being 18-0 and losing to a 9-7 team. Now THAT’s pain! 🙂

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