Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 11/20/14

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 02: Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots carries a reception into the endzone past Antrel Rolle of the New York Giants for a first quarter touchdown on September 2, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
In an expected move, the New England Patriots have placed tight end Rob Gronkowski on injured reserve, according to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk. Gronkowski reinjured his left arm during last Sunday’s win over the Houston Texans in the AFC Divisional round. It was reported yesterday that the injury Gronkowski sustained last weekend is to a different part of his arm than the initial break that caused him to miss five games earlier this season. The tight end underwent surgery on Monday, and while he’ll miss the remainder of the playoffs, he should be good to go by the time the 2013 season begins. Moving Gronkowski to IR provides the Patriots with an extra roster spot they will fill before taking on the Baltimore Ravens this weekend. Alper notes that New England could add a defensive end as insurance against the injured Chandler Jones, who was once again limited at practice Thursday. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.thenflinjuryreport.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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