Rob Gronkowski Injury: Patriots Should Remain Patient with TE’s Damaged Forearm

October 12, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

You've waited this long. What's another week or two?
That should be the attitude for the New England Patriots regarding Rob Gronkowski. While he would be a huge boost to the offense right now, it makes more sense to keep him on the bench until he's really ready to go.
The general consensus is that "Gronk" will miss New England's matchup with the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
ESPN's Ed Werder reported on Friday that the Pro Bowl tight end didn't look likely to play this week, despite being able to practice during the week.
Adam Schefter of ESPN followed up on Saturday with much the same news. Gronkowski still had no medical clearance to play.
Now is not the time to make any rash decisions. Even if he is close to 70 or 80 percent, it's not worth putting him back on the field and risking further injury. He's already been forced to have multiple surgeries on his forearm. It's a tender issue that needs to be handled with care.
The Patriots have possibly been do...

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