As far as fantasy football injuries go, this one would be a doozy – Rob Gronkowski getting hurt.
When Gronkowski scored what was thought to be a touchdown with 9:49 left in the first quarter of last Thursday’s 42-27 Patriots loss to the Chiefs at Gillette Stadium, he landed awkwardly on his forearms (see photo above). Gronkowski broke his left forearm in the 2012 season two different times.
When Gronkowski got up to do his patented “Gronk Spike” in celebration of a touchdown (it was called back due to the nose of the ball hitting the turf), he came up gingerly and did a half-hearted celebration.
First Gronk Spike of 2017 💪🏼 pic.twitter.com/w52i8bZXD8— Nate (@N_lillypad) September 8, 2017
Gronk wasn’t much of a factor in the game after falling on his forearms and finished the game with six targets and two catches for 33 total yards.
The Patriots are typically mum about injuries (read: Tom Brady’s alleged concussion last year) so even if Gronk did bust up his forearms, don’t expect the Pats to let other teams know.
Twitter certainly noticed something was off with Gronk.
No touchdown and also Gronk is hurt already. Dude is a draft day bust lol— Jerry Petersen (@garebeast747) September 8, 2017
Gronk even got up slow after that almost touchdown— D.J. moore (@DJMoore30) September 8, 2017
How many snaps was Gronk on for last offensive possession? He's disappeared since he got up slowly after the reversed touchdown. #Patriots— B-Dilly (@Titan4Ever2488) September 8, 2017
Haven't seen much of gronk since that almost touchdown— PRIMETIME (@PrimeTimePiry) September 8, 2017