Nov 3, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) reacts during the second quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Rob Gronkowski injury: Patriots TE limps off with knee injury


The New England Patriots squandered a big second half lead to the Pittsburgh Steelers and now they are looking to get back in front midway through the third quarter. However, they received a scare when one of their top offensive threats limped off the field.

Tight end Rob Gronkowski was hit in the thigh by Steelers safety Ryan Clark, which resulted in an awkward extension of Gronkowski’s knee that sent him to the sideline.

There is some good news, however, Gronkowski stretched out his leg and was able to return to the field just three plays later.

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