The Patriots’ chances at another Super Bowl seemed to vanish during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss against the Broncos after tight end Rob Gronkowski went down with what looked like a serious knee injury.
Gronk's injury. pic.twitter.com/Vezp3K2Vam
— Rachel G. Bowers (@RachelGBowers) November 30, 2015
Gronk's reaction didn't look good.
Prayers out to Gronk! Does not look good. pic.twitter.com/EwYlv0s2b4
— ACL Recovery Club (@ACLrecoveryCLUB) November 30, 2015
Watching the bend of Gronk’s knee after that hit is enough to make any football fan cringe, especially in a season where ACL and MCL tears are all too common. But New England fans received some surprisingly positive news after the game about the severity of Gronk’s injury.
More testing likely and further updates ahead, but one source just texted this on Gronk's leg injury: "Doesn't appear to be serious."
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 30, 2015
Gronk’s MRI results still wait, but according NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, the All-Pro tight end isn’t expected to miss more than a game, and it’s possible he’ll be back on the field for next Sunday’s matchup against the Eagles.
Sounds like #Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) is unlikely to miss more than one game, I'm told. In fact, he may not even miss that.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 30, 2015
Despite their 10-0 start, New England has been plagued by injuries all season long. They already entered Sunday night’s game without receivers Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola. A season-ending injury to Gronk would have been devastating to the offense.
Luckily for the Pats, Gronk was seen putting weight on his injured leg after exiting the x-ray room.
Gronk just left the x Ray room pic.twitter.com/nGcMOD4keS
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) November 30, 2015
To quote Bob Marley, “every little thing is gonna be alright.” But Gronk going down was a scary moment nonetheless.
Head coach Bill Belichick was asked after the game about “his emotions” when Gronk went down. Not surprisingly, Bill gave him the death stare.
— RN's Funhouse (@RNs_Funhouse) November 30, 2015
How dare you ask Bill a question about human feelings!