New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski left the Week 4 game before it ended. The Patriots are challenging the Miami Dolphins, and they’re doing a great job. But, the tight end suffered an injury that took him out of the field.
Rob Gronkowski was able to haul in a 9-yard pass from quarterback Tom Brady on something that could eventually develop into a touchdown drive. But, Gronk came up limping and asked to leave the game.
Trainers checked up the tight end on the sideline before he headed to the Patriots locker room. The team announced that Gronk suffered an ankle injury and may not return.
The Patriots had four minutes to play in the third quarter and a 31-0 lead, so it didn’t really make sense for the team to bring Gronk back and risk another injury. In other words, Gron’s day is over.
In the Week 4 matchup, Gronk totaled four catches on seven targets for 44 yards. The grab that got him hurt was a historic moment for Gronk, and he’s the team’s leader in receptions for a tight end. That’s even better than Ben Coates.
Gronk has been struggling with his ankle injury in the past few weeks. The team didn’t provide much info on his production in the game against the Miami Dolphins. However, Gronk downplayed the severity of his injury.
“This is football – bumps and bruises here and there so feeling good. It was a good practice today overall as a team, as a unit.”
The only thing that concerns most Patriots fans is the possibility that Gronk may not play in the game against the the Colts on Thursday Night Football.
The Patriots have been dealing with so many injuries so far. Let’s hope that the guys will be more careful in the next few games.