Rob Gronkowsky’s injury update is shrouded in mystery. Earlier, ESPN reported that he suffered a minor knee strain and could miss only a week at most. A latter report which contradicts the latter suggests that the Patriots TE could miss multi-week action.
The MRI report showed there was no tear in Gronkowski’s right knee. The star TE tore his ACL and MCL in his right knee on December 2013. Now, he has sustained another injury during the final quarter of the game against the Denver Broncos on Sunday. The New England Patriots lost the game 30-24 in the final minutes.
“I just want to say ‘thank you’ to my friends and family and all the fans out there for the support the last two days,” Gronkowski said in a video to Patriots’ fans. “I’m thankful that it’s nothing serious.”
The player has a history of back problems and also missed a significant part of his early career due to a forearm injury. The Patriots missed several key passers in Sunday’s game which led to their first NFL defeat this season. Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola sat out nursing their injuries.
“I’ll be working hard to get back out on the field as soon as possible, and when I’m 100 percent, feeling good, cleared by all the doctors (and) the team, that’s when I’ll be back. And there’s no timetable for that.” Gronkowski added.