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Gronkowski's bone break in a new spot

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07:49 AM ET 01.16 | The Patriots' Super Bowl quest will have to roll on without tight end Rob Gronkowski. Gronkowski refractured his ulna in a different place than he initially injured it Nov. 18 blocking on an extra-point attempt against the Colts. The new break is higher, closer to the elbow, than the original fracture, according to a team source. The same source added that the new break occurred just above the plate surgically inserted to fix the first fracture. The bone above the plate is potentially more vulnerable for breaking. On Monday, Gronkowski again underwent surgery to repair his arm. All expectations are that the tight end will fully recover in the offseason and return for training camp.

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January 16, 2013  07:57 AM ET

He BB over the head with his forearm!!!

January 16, 2013  08:06 AM ET

I'm glad he isn't playing. The guy is unstoppable!

January 16, 2013  08:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I'm glad he isn't playing. The guy is unstoppable!

Until now.

January 16, 2013  08:13 AM ET

What's most alarming, is he broke the arm on a routine fall to the ground. Now we hear it was in a different spot... Gronk might be fragile yo.

January 16, 2013  08:17 AM ET

He will be ready to dance on Bourbon Street!!

January 16, 2013  08:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

What's most alarming, is he broke the arm on a routine fall to the ground. Now we hear it was in a different spot... Gronk might be fragile yo.

Doesn't do much for his HOF credentials.

January 16, 2013  08:20 AM ET

Got more milk?

January 16, 2013  08:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Doesn't do much for his HOF credentials.

Listening to the Bostonians, I thought he was already in....

January 16, 2013  08:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

What's most alarming, is he broke the arm on a routine fall to the ground. Now we hear it was in a different spot... Gronk might be fragile yo.

He needed more time to heal. The bone right at the end of the plate ended up being a weak spot.

January 16, 2013  08:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Listening to the Bostonians, I thought he was already in....

c'mon man...like you guys with RGIII!!

January 16, 2013  08:37 AM ET

He's too big to be made out of glass, isn't he?

January 16, 2013  08:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

c'mon man...like you guys with RGIII!!

Y'all were all... "Gronk, Gronk, he's our man!! If he can't do it, no one can!"

:)

January 16, 2013  08:45 AM ET

Nice boy, I say nice boy but a bit on the fragile side

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January 16, 2013  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

it wasn't that the bone had a weak spot, per se, it's that the plate created focal points at each end for increased energy transfer.

I think it was the proximity to the field of all those Bud Light bottles with their labels facing outward.

Does any NFL stadium sell Bud Light in bottles, or let you bring in your own?

January 16, 2013  09:24 AM ET

Gronk should have been spotted on the left side of the field for that play so he could have fallen on his good elbow.

January 16, 2013  09:29 AM ET

break is in a different spot.....that's not good.....now he has two weak spots on that arm.....which will be targeted by every linebacker and dback in the league going forward....

 
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