PITTSBURGH - NOVEMBER 14: Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots celebrates scoring a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers on November 14, 2010 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
There was a period of panic between hearing that Rob Gronkowski had broken his forearm, and then finding out how long the Patriots would be without their star tight end.
It turns out the diagnosis isnâ€™t so bad. NESN Daily caught up with Dr. Philip Blazar, a Brigham and Womenâ€™s hand and upper extremity orthopedic surgeon to find out the severity of Gronkâ€™s forearm injury.
Blazar said that the typical recovery time for Gronkowskiâ€™s injury is four-to-eight weeks, with a six week average. He said that the plate put in Gronkâ€™s arm will allow for rehabilitation earlier.
To hear everything that Blazar had to say about Gronkowskiâ€™s broken arm, watch the video above.