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Schefter: Rob Gronkowski’s injury is not serious

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New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski was injured in the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos on Sunday Night Football on NBC. While the injury looked to be serious, an NFL Insider is reporting otherwise.

“The injury doesn’t appear to be serious,” ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting. However, he added that Gronkowski will have to undergo further testing.

After leaving the game, he had x-rays on his apparent leg injury. An ESPN video has shown Gronkowski walking from the X-ray room to the Patriots locker room with a slight limp.

He suffered the injury with 2:49 remaining in the game. As Tom Brady’s pass to Gronkowski went incomplete, Broncos defensive back Darian Stewart hit him low.

It appeared that Gronkowski’s leg whipped back as Stewart hit him. He was immediately in pain as the Patriots training staff looked at him.

Both Brady and head coach Bill Belichick were so concerned with their star player that they went go check up on him.

With Gronkowski out of the lineup, the Patriots struggled in their overtime possession. Then, when the Broncos got the ball following the Patriots punt, C.J. Anderson ended the Patriots perfect season with a 48-yard touchdown.

If it’s not anything serious, as Schefter is reporting, then he could possibly be ready for the team’s next game.


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