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Gronkowski breaks left forearm (again) out for playoffs

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Posted: 1/13/2013 8:00 PM

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Seen this from multiple sources, this is rather odd, was his forearm not right to begin with? Should he even been playing?
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Posted: 1/13/2013 8:06 PM

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He came down hard on it.  I have to believe it wasn't fully healed.  Funny though, all the talk when he hurt it was saying he'd be full strength by now.  I've never had a broken bone so I have no idea how long it takes for a broken forearm to heal, but I was surprised at how he looked this week and last.  I was expecting him to be ok.  It's a shame.

Unfortunately so far in his career it looks like Gronk is going to be a great regular season player who is just not available for the playoffs.
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Posted: 1/13/2013 8:10 PM

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Nothing is becoming odd with this guy.Cant depend on himself for the playoffs.This could hurt next week.They might have to look for an extra tight end in the draft.They gave this guy a huge contract.Looking at the replay,it didnt even look that vicious.He has too much muscle on him.
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Posted: 1/13/2013 8:14 PM

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They're OK at TE. Oh-oh has really stepped up and I don't think we've seen anything close to the ceiling on him. And then they have Jacke Ballard coming back from IR next season. So with Fells that's 5 TE's - all young too.
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Posted: 1/13/2013 8:17 PM

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They don't need to touch the TE position this offseason.  That's the least of their worries.  Much more important to add WR's, DB's, pass rushers, and maybe some LB depth.
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Posted: 1/13/2013 8:36 PM

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I hope ur right dok.The running game is gonna have to be huge next week.Flacco destroyed this defense earlier.Off course they are much better on the secondary.I am still waiting on Chandler Jones to make some type of impact.:/
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Posted: 1/13/2013 8:37 PM

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I find it very strange that a guy with the huge mass and large bone structure of Gronkowski, could just break bones so easily (and repeatedly).

The first time was just on a simple extra-point play, where he didn't even have much contact involved. And now today he simply falls down on his arm.....but Football players fall down all the time.    Why is such a big guy ... so fragile?

Wes Welker gets slammed around real hard in every which way all the time, and never breaks bones.  Tom Brady gets slammed around ever which way possible all the time and doesn't break bones.
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Posted: 1/13/2013 8:41 PM

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DerekLarsson2 wrote:
I find it very strange that a guy with the huge mass and large bone structure of Gronkowski, could just break bones so easily (and repeatedly).

The first time was just on a simple extra-point play, where he didn't even have much contact involved. And now today he simply falls down on his arm.....but Football players fall down all the time.    Why is such a big guy ... so fragile?

Wes Welker gets slammed around real hard in every which way all the time, and never breaks bones.  Tom Brady gets slammed around ever which way possible all the time and doesn't break bones.
Maybe they should let the guy heal fully before rushing him back. They did the same thing last year. There was no need for him to play in the SB last year. He was clearly not ready to come back then either.
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Posted: 1/13/2013 8:48 PM

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>  "Maybe they should let the guy heal fully before rushing him back."

I agree, but if you remember the medical reports said it would take 6-8 weeks to heal.  Some reports even said just 4-6 weeks.  So it has been two-months since he went down with the injury.   He's 23 years-old, so it does not seem like he was really rushed back.

But if it was going to hurt just by falling down.....then he should have known that, and told the coaching staff that he couldn't play yet. 

He should have figured that out in practice.

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Posted: 1/13/2013 8:49 PM

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I fractured my right forearm as a young teen , it was 6 weeks total before i had cast removed and was back to 100%, that was a fracture, a crack, not a full break and it took 6 weeks so i dunno, seems like he was rushed back.
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Posted: 1/13/2013 9:08 PM

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Everybody on offense has to step up next week.This is a different ravens team then the past.They are more explosive on offense then the texans are.Its gonna be tough.
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Posted: 1/13/2013 10:21 PM

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I'm proud of his team and how they have learned to adjust and improve. This organization demands a lot of its players and they are using their trained depth.
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Posted: 1/13/2013 11:05 PM

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Lets not forget that DL2 also read conspiracy into the release of Stallworth when, in fact, he was seriously injured. In this case, Gronk suffered a freak injury that simply hasn't healed yet. Last season it was a sprain and not a bone-related issue, so there isn't any pattern due to bone frailty.
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Posted: 1/13/2013 11:21 PM

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His brothers got to the milk before he could growing up...lol
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Posted: 1/14/2013 2:47 PM

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DerekLarsson2 wrote:
I find it very strange that a guy with the huge mass and large bone structure of Gronkowski, could just break bones so easily (and repeatedly).

The first time was just on a simple extra-point play, where he didn't even have much contact involved. And now today he simply falls down on his arm.....but Football players fall down all the time.    Why is such a big guy ... so fragile?

Wes Welker gets slammed around real hard in every which way all the time, and never breaks bones.  Tom Brady gets slammed around ever which way possible all the time and doesn't break bones.
Maybe they should tell the Gronk not to play full out all the time. You know, take a play or two off.  Pull a Randy Moss thing.

Look,  its simple,  The guy fractured a bone.  A fracture is far worse than a clean break and in fact it does take longer to heal.  He was favoring the arm in the previous game, I can't imagine he was doing that because he himself was sure the thing was 100%.   If hind sight was foresight then we would all be a$$Holes.   They made a big medical mistake.  The bone wasn't healed and Gronk clearly does not know how to play at 40% or 60% or what ever percent other than full tilt boogie.  

The Pats will move on and put someone else out there.  Hoosy is picking things up and playing well and Fells will fill in as well.  The Pats will endure.
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Posted: 2/11/2013 3:29 PM

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Alright Rob, simmer down, either that or maybe the Jets should trade for him, lol.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/...59031--nfl.html



Willie McGinest believes it’s time for someone to step up and address Rob Gronkowski about his behavior.


http://nesn.com/2013/02/willie...t-in-las-vegas/

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Posted: 2/11/2013 4:27 PM

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I think for guys his size doing what he does, injuries come with the territory.

He's going down the field like a WR quite a good deal. Guys like Gates come to mind (who is constantly banged up). Traditional TE's who block more than they run routes dont have nearly the injury issues Gronk/Hern have. Its just what happens with these big guys going up and down the field like WR's. Just my opinion.
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Posted: 2/11/2013 7:25 PM

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We'll keep him greenmachine...LOL

The man is as crazy working out as he is off the field. It's not uncommon that he is the first to arrive wicked pissah early. He'll be whispered to but the Pats won't show him up, not unless it's a last resort thing..
Adalius Thomas a team divider was hung out to dry with his arriving late excuses and saying he was being treated like a kindergartner because he was sent home... He referenced that he didn't have a Jetsons car to avoid traffic...LOL...but not funny to BB!
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Posted: 2/13/2013 12:14 PM

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Uhhhhh ... ok ...




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Posted: 2/13/2013 1:34 PM

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dokgonzo wrote: They're OK at TE. Oh-oh has really stepped up and I don't think we've seen anything close to the ceiling on him. And then they have Jacke Ballard coming back from IR next season. So with Fells that's 5 TE's - all young too.
Wasn't it announced that that was an entirely new break of the same bone and arm? To me, it did not look like he came down that hard on the arm.
The greater concern should be is there some medical problem with his bones?

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Posted: 2/14/2013 5:13 PM

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My understanding is it was a freak incident from where the screws to hold the plate from the previous break ended up causing the new break when he fell on it.
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