Found November 20, 2012 on NESN.com:
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On Sunday night, two Boston athletes left games late with injuries when the game was all but finished. Rob Gronkowski fractured his forearm while blocking on an extra point when the Patriots were already up 58-24. Bill Belichick hadn’t taken his starters out of the game yet with four minutes remaining and the game completely out of reach for the Colts. Belichick always uses his starters on special teams, but risking Gronkowski on a meaningless play has been looked down upon by many New England fans. Some fans have also questioned why the Patriots were running up the score late in the game, but by the end, the Patriots were mostly running the ball. Paul Pierce injured his ankle the same night with three minutes remaining in a game that the Pistons were winning 96-77.  Rajon Rondo and Jason Terry were in the game at the same time, though Doc Rivers had removed Kevin Garnett. While freak injuries can happen at any time, the longer players stay in during meaningless scenarios, the more ...
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