Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 1/13/13
New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski re-injured his broken left arm in Sunday's divisional playoff game and is out for the remainder of the postseason, several outlets are reporting. Gronkowski, who originally broke his arm Nov. 18, underwent surgery and missed five games before returning in Week 17 two weeks ago. He re-broke the arm diving for a ball in the first quarter of Sunday's 41-28 win over Houston in Foxboro, Mass., according to reports. Gronkowski finished the game without a catch. With Gronkowski out, Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will have to shoulder more of the load. That may not be too much of a problem, however, as Hernandez is viewed by most as one of the top tight ends in the league, despite the presence of Gronkowski. Since Gronkowski originally injured the arm, Hernandez has 40 catches for 425 yards and three touchdowns, including six catches for 85 yards on Sunday. The Patriots will host Baltimore in next Sunday's AFC Championship Game.
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