Rob Gronkowski suffers beer injury during parade

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If there was an injury report for the offseason, it might read Rob Gronkowski, questionable (beer).

That’s not because of consumption of said beer, however.

During his appearance on NBC’s Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the Patriots tight end said his latest injury came from a well-meaning fan during the team’s victory parade Tuesday. He said fans tossing cans to the players so they could all share the moment got a little exuberant, and it became a barrage.

“I move back a little, I’m just chilling, looking and pop! You see that?” Gronkowski said, via the Los Angeles Times. “Full beer can right to the face. I was bleeding all over on the parade, on the duck boat.”

He showed Fallon the cut near his eyebrow, but as he has done with back, elbow, hamstring, and injuries to just about every other body part, he was able to finish.

14 responses to “Rob Gronkowski suffers beer injury during parade

  1. Lost my respect when he started diving on guys after the play and well after the whistle. NFL shouldn’t allow him to wear that weapon on his arm either.

  2. Lord, New England fans are a bunch of barbarians. Throwing beer cans in their heroes’ faces. What a low class act.

  3. jjackwagon says:
    February 8, 2019 at 7:33 am

    Lost my respect when he started diving on guys after the play and well after the whistle. NFL shouldn’t allow him to wear that weapon on his arm either.

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    “started diving on guys” implies that this is something he does regularly, which you know isn’t true at all. He did it once, it was a terrible thing to do and he apologized for it. Got penalized and fined and hasn’t done anything remotely like it since.

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    TimTebowGodOfFootballKarma says:
    February 8, 2019 at 8:28 am

    Lord, New England fans are a bunch of barbarians. Throwing beer cans in their heroes’ faces. What a low class act.

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    1.5 million people were there and there were fewer than a dozen arrested. Not exactly barbarism. I watched the parade and if that’s barbaric, bring it on. All the people who brought their little kids, both along the parade route and on the duck boats, didn’t seem even a little bit concerned.

  4. Gronk is one of those larger than life characters we come by every now and again in sports. In New England, we’ve had two of them in Big Papi and Gronk.

  5. TimTebowGodOfFootballKarma says:
    February 8, 2019 at 8:28 am
    Lord, New England fans are a bunch of barbarians. Throwing beer cans in their heroes’ faces. What a low class act.

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    The beer throwing is not a NE thing, this happenend in the Philly party too. Its because this is a celebration party and those tend to be infused with the toasting spirit there is a lot of that going around and everyone wants to share it with the players too. So they toss them a beer, sometimes even at the request of the player. That in itself would be harmless except once it starts and in a crowd of 1.5 million even a sparse number of beer throwers is going to be too many. Whats needed is for the players to not request it or do anything remotely encourage to alchohol consumption. If someone tosses a beer just bat it down and dont acknowlege. Because otherwise a bunch more are going to come.

  6. vikings1234 says:
    February 8, 2019 at 2:14 pm
    Better than a beer injury during the game like I had – I ran out.

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    Are you ok man? That’s pretty serious. Hope you can fully recover in the off season before camp starts.

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