Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 12/8/13
In the third quarter of the New England Patriots 27-26 victory over the Cleveland Browns, Pats TE Rob Gronkowski took an ugly hit to his right knee and was carted off of the field. Reports have come out saying that Gronk tore his ACL, and sources have told me that it could be even more significant. No matter the case, it is evident that the Patriots will be without their All Pro Tight End for the remainder of the season. Usually, the Patriots are able to replace players that go down with an injury, but there is no player in the NFL that can match what Rob Gronkowski does. Back in May, I took a look at the Gronkowksi extension, and I think now is a good time to look at it again. The Patriots awarded Gronkowski a six year, $54 million extension back in 2012 that will run through the 2019 season. So far in his young career, he has gone through two back surgeries, four surgeries on his right forearm, one surgery on his ankle, and is now set to go under the knife for a right knee reconstruction.
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