The New England Patriots say they don't have any comment on published reports that Gronkowski has an infection in his broken arm that could keep him out into the season.|||||||
The Boston Herald reported on Sunday that Gronkowski has an infection in the area where a metal plate was installed to repair his left forearm. Doctors will have to wait for the infection to go away to replace the plate, and Gronkowski would need 10 weeks after that to recover, the paper said. Patriots spokesman Stacey James said the team doesn't expect to comment on the report.
Gronkowski has undergone surgery on his broken left arm, a person with knowledge of the operation tells The Associated Press. Gronkowski suffered the season-ending injury Sunday when he caught a pass from Tom Brady in the first quarter and landed out of bounds on the arm for an incompletion in New England's 41-28 playoff win over the Houston Texans.|||||||
Gronkowski had earlier surgery after breaking his left forearm on Nov. 18 in a 59-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts. He missed five games and returned for the season finale, a 28-0 victory over the Miami Dolphins.
Gronkowski needs surgery on his broken left arm, a person with knowledge of the injury told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not released details of the injury.|||||||
Gronkowski was injured on the Patriots' eighth offensive play of Sunday's 41-28 victory over Houston. He previously missed five regular-season games and is done for these playoffs.
Gronkowski is active for Sunday's playoff game against the Houston Texans.|||||||
The record-setting pass-catcher missed five games with a broken left forearm before returning in the regular-season finale. That means he missed New England's 42-14 victory over the Texans on Dec. 10.
Gronkowski caught a 23-yard touchdown pass on Sunday against the Dolphins, his first game after missing the previous five with a broken left forearm.|||||||
"It felt good. I haven't gotten hit in a while," Gronkowski said. "I got limited reps (but) you always want to get some reps before heading into the playoffs."