Patriots tight end breaks arm in win over Colts
Rob Gronkowski, tight end for the New England Patriots, finished a stellar game on Sunday night versus the Indianapolis Colts in which he scored two of the team’s touchdowns during its 59-24 win.
A spokesman for the Patriots confirmed Gronkowski had an arm injury after the game, but did not comment as to the severity of the problem.
“He left the game with an arm injury,” Patriots spokesman Stacey James said about 2 1/2 hours after the game. “There was no update to that.”
The 23-year-old player received the injury while playing on the field goal team following the Patriots’ eighth touchdown on the night.
He finished the game on Sunday with 137 total yards on seven catches, including the touchdown pass from quarterback Tom Brady.
X-rays after the game revealed the broken forearm, reports ESPN.
“I knew he had gotten injured, but I obviously didn’t know the extent,” quarterback Tom Brady said on his weekly appearance on WEEI sports radio in Boston. “But he’s such a great player, it sucks that he gets hurt, but it’s part of this game. He’s got to do his best to get back as soon as possible, and we’ve got to go out there and win some games without him.”
He will reportedly miss several games, including the Patriots’ next match versus the New York Jets on Thanksgiving Day. The team is also without its other starting tight end, Aaron Hernandez, since week two.