Dec 1, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) runs after a catch against the Houston Texans during the second half at Reliant Stadium. The Patriots won 34-31. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski suffered concussion in addition to ACL, MCL tears


While the majority of focus on New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has been on his devastating ACL and MCL tears, those weren’t the only injuries Gronk suffered on Sunday afternoon.

According to Pro Footballk Talk, Gronkowski also suffered a concussion on the play:

Per a league source, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski suffered a concussion along with his knee injury as a result of the hit he absorbed from Browns defensive back T.J. Ward

Gronkowski didn’t look overly woozy after the hit, rather displaying himself to be in an immense amount of pain understandably, so initial reaction wasn’t to suggest much other than the injuries we saw Gronkowski reacting to. However, watching the slow motion replay of the hit, it was clear Gronkowski’s head hit the Gillette Stadium turf quite hard before snapping back.

If there is any good news, it’s that the concussion was considered to be ‘slight’ but any injury to the head is worth noting, ‘slight’ or not.

It’s been reported Gronkowski could miss one year.

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  • bk

    Oh well, now he can hit the clubs…