ESPN Insider Adam Schefter is reporting that New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski will have to sit for the rest of the postseason after completely breaking his arm in Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans. Gronkowski will have to undergo season-ending surgery on the arm. The arm was initially injured earlier in the season against the Indianapolis Colts. It is believed that Gronkowski sustained the injury while trying to make a catch in the first quarter of the game.
With this news, you have to wonder if the Patriots can get it done without him. They were still able to win the game against the Texans, and they still looked good in the regular season without him. Backup Aaron Hernandez is a still very good tight end. However, Gronkowski had eleven touchdowns during the regular season, and he’s a red zone target that will be missed.