The New England Patriots placed TE Rob Gronkowski on season-ending injured reserve on Thursday.
Gronkowski re-fractured forearm and was expected to miss the remainder of the season, so this is by no means a surprise.
The real question is relating to his status for next season. Gronkowski is expected to ready in time for training camp, but it would make sense that they would be very cautious with him during the offseason.
Albert Breer of the NFL Network reports that sources have informed him that Patriots’ TE Rob Gronkowski is done for the season after he broke his forearm for the second time during Sunday’s win over the Houston Texans.
Pro Football Talk‘s Mike Florio reports that he will need another surgery, which will ultimately force him to miss any of the Patriots’ remaining games.
Ian Rapoport tweets that he heard Gronkowski wasn’t feeling comfortable this week.
Gronkowski originally suffered the injury back on November 18th and subsequently underwent surgery. It’s extremely unfortunate that he not only suffered the same injury, but that it will require another surgery.
The Patriots have plenty of weapons on offense, so if any team is capable of getting by with out of their best players, it’s them.