(FOXBOROUGH, Mass.) — If the New England Patriots want to hoist the Lombardi Trophy next month, they will have to do so without their Pro Bowl tight end.
According to sources, tight end Rob Gronkowski will miss the remainder of the postseason after breaking his left arm in the Patriots’ 41-28 win over the Houston Texans in the AFC divisional round.
It was reported that Gronkowski would have to undergo season-ending surgery. He injured his arm attempting to make a catch in the first quarter.
After the game, Gronkowski was seen leaving the Patriots locker room with his left arm in a sling.
The two-time Pro Bowler originally injured his arm in a November game against the Indianapolis Colts, which caused him to miss five straight games. He returned in week 17, scoring a touchdown in a win over the Miami Dolphins.
Gronkowski had a team-leading 11 touchdown catches in the regular season.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
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