Gronkowski Out a Month or More
New England Patriots all-world tight end Rob Gronkowski broke his forearm during Sunday’s game blocking on the teams final extra point attempt in a 59-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts. He reached to try to block former Patriot Sergio Brown and was hit just the right way breaking his left forearm.
Gronkowski, who had two more TD catches against the Colts, now has 37 TD catches in career. He became the first tight end in NFL history to have three consecutive seasons of 10 or more TD catches when he grabbed a 24-yard pass from Tom Brady as the team capitalized on an Andrew Luck fumble.
He had surgery on his forearm on Monday morning in the Boston area and is expected to miss anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks.
That time timetable would have him returning at the earliest on December 23rd in a game at Jacksonville or as late as the divisional playoff round.
The loss of Gronkowski could be a big blow as he has played 93% of the teams offensiv...