video: Patriots Gronkowski Suffers Punctured Lung Against Seattle
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski suffered a punctured lung after taking a big hit from Seattle’s Earl Thomas during Sunday Night’s game, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. He could miss at least one game.
See the Hit in the Video Above
Gronkowski was slow to get up and officials stopped play and the Patriots medical personnel was called onto the field. After a brief conversation on the field, Gronkowski left the game and sat on the bench.
He would miss five plays before returning.
Following the game, Gronkowski said “It was probably one of the hardest hits I have taken in my career, for sure. It was a good clean hit, just got the wind knocked out of me for a minute or two.”
Gronkowski finished the day with three catches for 56 yards and was Tom Brady’s target on the final play of the game, a fourth and goal from the one yard line. The pass fell incomplete and the Patriots lost 31-24.
While Rapport reported that Gronkowski suffered a punctured lung, other reports indicate that the injury is not that serious, and not a punctured lung.
Being told Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski has a chest injury - not a punctured lung - that is considered "not overly serious."— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 15, 2016
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ESPN Body Issue
In 2012, Rob Gronkowski was one of many athletes who posed nude for the ESPN The Magazine body issue
Gronkowski did not look like he was uncomfortable.
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In November of 2014, Rob Gronkowski posed with kittens for an ESPN The Magazine photo shoot.
As the picture shows, Gronkowski loves kittens.
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Has His Own Cereal
In 2012, Rob Gronkowski launched Gronk Flakes which were sold in Stop & Shops all across New England. A portion of the proceeds went to his Gronk Nation Youth Foundation.
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Plays Mortal Kombat
A few days before the Super Bowl, Rob Gronkowski and Marshawn Lynch sat down for a game of Mortal Kombat X on Conan.
Parties with Porn Stars
During the bye week of the 2011 season, Rob Gronkowski hung out with porn star Bibi Jones and even let her wear his jersey.
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Spikes Hockey Pucks
Gronkowski spiked a hockey puck prior to a Bruins game in a ceremony honoring the Patriots for winning the Super Bowl.
The puck bounced off the ice and went about six rows into the crowd.
Answers Crazy Question
In April of 2012, Rob Gronkowski visited the URI campus and answered questions from students.
Gronkowski even answered one crazy question about who he would rather "F, Marry, or Kill."
How many athletes would actually answer that question?
Gronkowski has one of the best touchdown celebrations in the league, just a simple spike of the football. That celebration is what has helped launch him into superstardom.
Like this spike from the Super Bowl.
Dances on Duck Boats
Rob Gronkowski took his dance moves to the Duck Boats during the Patriots Super Bowl parade.
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