Bernard Pollard may have been involved in another serious injury for the Patriots. This time, it was tight end Rob Gronkowski.
On a 23-yard catch late in the third quarter, Gronkowski reeled in a pass from QB Tom Brady and tried to dodge a tackle from Pollard. Instead, Pollard’s hip rolled on Gronkowski’s ankle, flattening it under him.
Gronk, the league’s top tight end this year, got up limping badly. He was shown hobbling into the locker room, very upset, and he’s likely having more tests. If he’s out a while, that could be massive.
Pollard, as you know, was the player who destroyed Brady’s knee in 2008. He was also the player nearest to WR Wes Welker when he blew out his knee in 2009. Now, add Gronk to his list. Not that he cares.
[Updated with 12 minutes to go in the fourth quarter — Gronk has returned.]