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Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski broke his left arm late in the Patriots' win over Indianapolis in November, and returned to game play for the regular-season finale against Miami. Even though it was clear that he was favoring the arm in that game, Gronkowski insisted that he did not come back too early.
"No, definitely not. The doctors cleared me and as a player you want to be out there for every game, and definitely dont believe I came back too early it was just a freak accident," he said. "Its very frustrating when that happens too. I just think that you cant really do anything about it."
No sooner did he come back did Gronkowski injure the same arm: in the Patriots' Divisional-round win over Houston, Gronkowski dove out of bounds trying to catch a pass and landed right on the arm. This time his fracture was just beyond the end of the metal plate that had been surgically placed after the first injury.
"Just the way I landed on it and how it broke so
just a freak thing, like I said how the first one broke, how the second one broke, and the only thing it does is frustrate you but now is just the time where Ive got to rehab it, take my time now, get it 100 percent nso its ready to go for next season," Gronkowski said.
Asked when he expects to be back on the field, he said, "It [the Patriots' offseason training program] doesnt start for a couple more months so obviously I plan on being healthy within the same time frame as last time. Just gotta rehab, get my muscle strength back up, let the bone heal and obviously my goal is to be 100 percent before the season which I think its pretty fair to say that I will be."
Source: Boston Globe
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