On Sunday afternoon, New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski suffered a low hit from Cleveland Browns safety T.J. Ward, which sent him folding to the turf in some obvious pain. There was immediate speculation that Gronkowski’s injury was sever and the team had feared a torn ACL.
After further medical testing on Monday morning, reports surfaced that the MRI results confirm Gronkowski had indeed torn his ACL.
From Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk:
MRI confirms torn ACL for Rob Gronkowski, per league source.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) December 9, 2013
Adam Schefter of ESPN added shortly after that Gronkowski has also suffered a torn MCL.
It is just the latest setback for Gronkowski, who suffered plenty of injuries and surgeries within the past year and it will lead to another offseason full of rehab.
The team should make an official announcement at some point today.