FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots rolled into another AFC championship game Sunday, defeating the Houston Texans 41-28.
It's what they may have lost, however, that will be a concern going forward.
Star tight end Rob Gronkowski reportedly re-broke his left forearm while attempting to make a first-down catch in the opening quarter. He immediately went to the bench where he was in obvious pain as he was surrounded by team medical staff. He was then walked to the locker room and never returned to the game.
out for the rest of the postseason. Gronkowski, one of the Patriots' top weapons, missed six games this season due to a broken left forearm. It was surgically repaired and he returned to action in Week 17 of the regular season.Pro Football Talk reported during the game that Gronkowski is
Sunday he wore a heavy white brace, which apparently didn't help when he fell to the ground trying to corral a Tom Brady pass along the Patriots' sideline.
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