Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski underwent surgery on Monday for his broken forearm. He suffered the injury in Sunday’s game against the Colts on a PAT attempt. The New England Patriots are uncertain exactly how long he will be out, but one source said he expects Gronkowski to miss “probably a few weeks.” However, a source told NFL.com that Gronk is expected to be out at least six weeks. Gronk has been a huge target for Brady because of fellow TE Aaron Hernandez battling his own injuries. Without Hernandez or Gronkowski, the Patriots are going to try to use veteran TEs Visante Shiancoe and Daniel Fells as well as Michael Hoomanawanui.
Meanwhile, Denver Broncos RB Willis McGahee will be out for 6-8 weeks after tearing his MCL in yesterday’s game against the San Diego Chargers. McGahee is expected to be on crutches for about a month and will not need surgery. The Broncos are not planning to put McGahee on Injury Reserve. Knowshon Moreno, Ronnie Hillman, and Lance Bell are expected to share the load at RB.