Curran: Gronkowski breaks forearm
Sun, 18 Nov 2012|
Tom E. Curran says it is uncertain how much time Rob Gronkowski will miss
Tom what is the very latest where I'm Rob Gronkowski -- -- it's a broken four -- -- valuations will continue into Monday and then a determination made. Exactly what direction. They'll ultimately go timetable is not yet -- seen reports of four to six weeks but. I think those might be guesstimate it's based upon what I know at this point but it's a broken forearm. Suffered reportedly on the extra point and -- had mentioned that there was on the final at some point the fifty ninth point of the game for the Patriots. So I was told 34 and a high and be eight weeks sports that. Right into the playoffs when someone. Some knowledge of the situation I ask you this Tom. What's he doing out there. The ninth when you leave the football and I and it is blocking it -- block you know that should have been out there. I'd personally I know people have divergent opinions on this I. Think you just keep using your football players to the football game and if you get into position where you're saying well you're not that important so we're gonna. We -- in their bleacher reports we have to go out. Look I know that he's one of the five most important players on this team go through most important on the offense. But it's it's a hindsight operations that's why was -- out there at that point and I don't discredit anybody. Who wants to get into it like -- come through. That's not necessarily true your right there are only so many guys on the football team that accede to that role for you and now you're you're probably thinking in that situation. Not the words -- put him out there. As you say you get hurt anytime it can happen. Walking out to the practice field. Yeah I mean that the other guys can't be looked at his cannon fodder okay games -- in what you look around the -- in mind as much but some of them somebody you know plus. Very quickly -- how to go about replacing him here. Well fortunately for the Patriots after 2011. When they had a very short supply tight ends they have stockpiled so Aaron Hernandez is expected that on Thursday so that mitigates the blow a little bit. Additionally had Daniel fells Visanthe Shiancoe and Michael all of phenomenally. In the mix well -- can. Again mitigate the loss of gronkowski but you have a player who two day cut. Symbols for 136 yards Mike mentioned many times was the best he's looked yes best he's looked all season long and certainly. And as a blow to the football team.