Sunday, November 18, 2012

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski suffers broken forearm

Comcast SportsNet reported late Sunday evening that Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski has broken his left forearm in Sunday’s win against the Indianapolis Colts.

The injury, which typically carries a 6 to 8 week rehabilitation period, would sideline Gronkowski until late December; perhaps mid-January.

Gronkowski's injury was believed to be sustained on a reception he made early in the 4th quarter. Following Sunday’s win, Gronkowski had compiled 10 touchdowns on 53 receptions for a total of 748 yards.

Gronkowski had been a stalwart in the Patriots’ offense, and the workload now falls upon Tight Ends Aaron Hernandez, Visanthe Shiancoe, Daniel Fells, and Michael Hoomanawanui to replicate his production.

More to come on this story as it develops.

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