Gronkowski suffered a right knee injury at the tail end of a 21-yard reception in the third quarter against the Browns Sunday. After an MRI was taken on Gronkowski Monday morning, a league source confirmed to the Globe that Gronkowski had torn the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in the knee.
Then the Patriots officially placed tight end Rob Gronkowski on injured reserve, ending his fourth NFL season.
The news that the tight end wouldn’t be available for the remainder of this season was difficult for Patriots players to deal with a day later, after they watched Gronkowski cut down by Cleveland’s T.J. Ward.
After the injury, when Gronkowski can’t play, the supporters gradually walk away. www.patriotsgoods.com released the sales volume of the Rob Gronkowski jerseys on Facebook. The number is declining since he suffered a right knee injury – there had been 14,554 fans stopped buying the jerseys (34,696 drops to 20,142) by last night.
The 24-year-old Buffalo-area native now faces at least one reconstructive surgery, which will be the sixth operation he has undergone since Nov. 19, 2012, the day after breaking his left forearm late in a game against the Colts.
Gronkowski needed three more surgeries on the arm, and also underwent a microscopic lumbar discectomy on June 18. Hope everything will be better for him.