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Gronk has a broken forearm; out 4-6 weeks


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#1 vadertime

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:50 PM

Gronk may have broken his forearm. No word on how long he'll be out. Numeours sources on twitter.



#2 PedroKsBambino


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:55 PM

So, that's bad.

Paging Dave Roberts' Shoes....DRS to the batphone, stat.

#3 ilol@u

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:56 PM

Does anybody remember what played this could have happened on? The TD-spike? The 3rd down catch where Brady was yelling at the ref that there was defensive holding?

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:02 PM

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Likely bad news for the #Patriots: Team fears Rob Gronkowski has broken his forearm, I'm told. Tests to confirm ongoing.


Shit.

#5 4 6 3 DP

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:04 PM

Quick Google search says 8-10 weeks. But doubt that's football recovery.

#6 OldSaintJohn


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:05 PM

Probably happened on his last catch, which was while they were up by a million already in the 4th. Totally unnecessary for him to be on the field, but that's Bill.

#7 vadertime

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:06 PM

Quick Google search says 8-10 weeks. But doubt that's football recovery.


Site I found says 3 to 6 months. Would make him available for playoffs in a best case.

http://orthoinfo.aao...fm?topic=A00584

#8 PaulinMyrBch


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:08 PM

Bones are almost always 6 weeks...

#9 Seels

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:08 PM

what the fuck........seriously?

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:08 PM

I fucking hate the "They need to pull the starters!!!" talk. If you want to pull Brady, that's fine, but it's not like you can substitute everybody. Only 45 guys are active on gameday and I think the only TEs they had were Gronk and Shiancoe. At the end of the game they were primarily running the ball with a two TE set.

#11 PedroKsBambino


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:08 PM

Site I found says 3 to 6 months. Would make him available for playoffs in a best case.

http://orthoinfo.aao...fm?topic=A00584


I think you're confusing weeks and months, unfortunately. The website says 'months' and 3 months from now is the offseason.

#12 Titoschew

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:09 PM


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Rob Gronkowski has a broken forearm according to a source.#PatriotsTalk


#13 Mystic Merlin


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:09 PM

Motherfucker.

#14 vadertime

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:12 PM

I think you're confusing weeks and months, unfortunately. The website says 'months' and 3 months from now is the offseason.


your're right. that's what I get for doing two things at once....was counting november as the first month, dumb mistake.

#15 Ferm Sheller

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:13 PM

I fucking hate the "They need to pull the starters!!!" talk. If you want to pull Brady, that's fine, but it's not like you can substitute everybody. Only 45 guys are active on gameday and I think the only TEs they had were Gronk and Shiancoe. At the end of the game they were primarily running the ball with a two TE set.


Hoomanawanui was active.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:14 PM

I honestly don't know how they can recover from a loss like this. He's way too important in the passing and running game. Talk about a fucking downer after a big-time win.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:15 PM

Broken forearm means any number of things. If it's a distal radius fracture that need surgery (highly unlikely given that he would have been writhing around in pain) his season is over. I tend to think it's an ulnar shaft fracture (nightstick fracture is the eponym), which, depending on if it's displaced or not might allow him to be back in a few weeks with a cast on his forearm for games or might end his season. Either way, I don't think you'll see him until after the 49ers game at the earliest.

In related news, that SUCKS.

#18 JMDurron

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:18 PM

I honestly don't know how they can recover from a loss like this. He's way too important in the passing and running game. Talk about a fucking downer after a big-time win.


This is where I am as well. Concerns about playoff seeding seem a bit silly now, this team isn't going anywhere without both star TEs for any significant length of time.

Edited by JMDurron, 18 November 2012 - 09:18 PM.


#19 Ed Hillel


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:18 PM

Did he do it on his second touchdown catch?

Fuck, I suppose it doesn't matter. I am not ok right now.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:18 PM

Hoomanawanui was active.


Well then I stand corrected about that part of my post. But I still think it's not as simple as "pulling all the really good guys". How do you decide who to pull? Why wasn't Vollmer and Solder pulled, they're both incredibly valuable to this offense. I just think you have to keep playing your guys unless its the QB or if a player is already dealing with an injury.

#21 JMDurron

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:20 PM

People trying to figure out when he got hurt should probably not focus on plays where he caught the ball. My assumption would be that he broke it in the bottom of a pile somewhere while blocking, someone probably just fell on him the wrong way where we would never be able to tell on TV.

#22 radsoxfan


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:20 PM

As DRS said, very much doubt distal radius. That might actually be reported in the media as a broken wrist anyway.

Broken forearm can mean an number of things, so its very hard to speculate on a time table. There isn't really a set recovery period like with a torn ACL for example. Too many variables.

I think we can definitely agree it sucks regardless though.

#23 vadertime

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:21 PM

Rotoworld reporting he'll be out 4-6 weeks.

http://www.rotoworld.../rob-gronkowski

#24 Freddy Linn


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:22 PM

Loyko believes it was this play.

#25 ilol@u

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:23 PM

I agree with everyone saying it is not a big deal about leaving the starters late in the 4th QTR. Injuries can happen on literally every play. Patriots are a lock to make the playoffs, it's time to take the Doc Rivers approach and not worry about the seeding, but worry about getting to the playoffs healthy.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:23 PM

As DRS said, very much doubt distal radius. That might actually be reported in the media as a broken wrist anyway.

Broken forearm can mean an number of things, so its very hard to speculate on a time table. There isn't really a set recovery period like with a torn ACL for example. Too many variables.

I think we can definitely agree it sucks regardless though.


Do you get $10, too?

#27 Phragle


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:23 PM

It will hurt their chances to get a bye, but it's not worth worrying until we know more.

#28 Seels

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:23 PM

Yea, as if Rotoworld has any better idea than any of us.

No point in bringing him back at all during the regular season. Same with Hernandez for that matter. The #2 seed is unlikely anyway, just get the team as healthy as possible.

#29 OldSaintJohn


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:24 PM

Loyko believes it was this play.

Which shouldn't have even happened in the first place. Awesome.

#30 cshea


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:27 PM

Schefter says it was on the Pats final PAT.

#31 Titoschew

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:28 PM

Mike Rodak ‏@mikerodak
Confirmed by @AdamSchefter and originally reported by @tomecurran, Rob Gronkowski broke his forearm on the last PAT tonight.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:29 PM

Mike Rodak ‏@mikerodak
Confirmed by @AdamSchefter and originally reported by @tomecurran, Rob Gronkowski broke his forearm on the last PAT tonight.


That's fucking crazy.

#33 axx


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:29 PM

Schefter says it was on the Pats final PAT.


That's dumb.

#34 MarcSullivaFan

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:31 PM

@RapSheet: Early word: Gronk has been informed that the initial timetable is 4-6 weeks with his broken forearm. Not good, could be worse.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:33 PM

They were up by a million already in the 4th. Totally unnecessary for him to be on the field, should have had the backup PAT team out there, but that's Bill.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:34 PM

I agree with everyone saying it is not a big deal about leaving the starters late in the 4th QTR. Injuries can happen on literally every play. Patriots are a lock to make the playoffs, it's time to take the Doc Rivers approach and not worry about the seeding, but worry about getting to the playoffs healthy.


This isn't basketball. In the NBA you rest guys because you don't want them worn down, not to protect them from injury.

#37 Phragle


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:34 PM

"@RapSheet: Early word: Gronk has been informed that the initial timetable is 4-6 weeks with his broken forearm. Not good, could be worse."


That's what I figured. The good news is he won't miss a playoff game and he'll have time to heal up his other nagging injuries.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:35 PM

They were up by a million already in the 4th. Totally unnecessary for him to be on the field, should have had the backup PAT team out there, but that's Bill.


I don't really think there is a backup PAT unit...

#39 amarshal2

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:35 PM

If he's back for week 18 then it's not the end of the world. If he's not, then this is f'ing awful for the Pats.

#40 Ferm Sheller

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:35 PM

"@RapSheet: Early word: Gronk has been informed that the initial timetable is 4-6 weeks with his broken forearm. Not good, could be worse."


Good thing they play in a weak division. Look on the bright side, if he comes back in the last game or in the first round, maybe his hip will be well-healed (I was at the game and he appeared to be favoring his hip whenever he came off the field).

Edited by Ferm Sheller, 18 November 2012 - 09:36 PM.


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:35 PM

I don't really think there is a backup PAT unit...


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#42 BigSoxFan


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:36 PM

How do you break your forearm on a fucking PAT? Hernandez better get his ass back in the game now.

#43 Titoschew

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:37 PM


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Looks like Gronkowski was injured on the final extra point after Vereen's TD. He reemerged for that play after sitting on the drive.


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:38 PM

How do you break your forearm on a fucking PAT? Hernandez better get his ass back in the game now.

There's blocking on every kind of offensive play.God damn fluke but that's football.

#45 There is no Rev


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:38 PM

I don't really think there is a backup PAT unit...


Maybe they should have a backup PAT unit in case of some contingencies, eh?

Think about it.

#46 ragnarok725

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:38 PM

They were up by a million already in the 4th. Totally unnecessary for him to be on the field, should have had the backup PAT team out there, but that's Bill.

This really seems like hindsight... Teams don't have backup PAT units. How often do players get hurt on that? Sometimes your luck just sucks.

#47 amarshal2

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:40 PM

I don't understand the Hernandez comments. They still need him to be 100% healthy. They're almost certainly going to make the playoffs whether he's back Thursday or 3 weeks from now. It's not like Hernandez and Gronk have similar roles in the offense.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:40 PM

The most important players on the Pats are Brady, Gronk, Welker and Wilfork, right? Maybe I'm missing one or two. But having these guys on the field during the last five minutes or so of a total blow out carries only downside. I've wondered for years about Brady getting injured on a play in extended garbage time and how BB would explain it. Of course, he wont explain it with anything meaningful. I love me some Belichick, and it's true that players can get hurt on any play, but there really was no reason to accept any injury risk in the last phases of that game to any of the players I mentioned.

What a kick in the balls.

Great day for Berry....

#49 PaulinMyrBch


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:40 PM

And a backup practice team, so no one gets hurt during the week.

#50 ilol@u

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:41 PM

This isn't basketball. In the NBA you rest guys because you don't want them worn down, not to protect them from injury.

That wasn't was I meant. I was implying to not rush guys back from injuries just for the sake of getting a higher playoff seeding.




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