New England Patriot’s TE Rob Gronkowski is done for the season with a torn right AC L and MCL.
“Rob’s going to have some more tests today, but that situation doesn’t look too good. We’ll wait until we have a final evaluation to confirm or do anything,” Patriot’s coach Bill Belichick said Monday morning.
MRI confirms torn ACL for Rob Gronkowski, per league source.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) December 9, 2013
Gronkowski suffered the injury in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns. He was hauling a pass up from Tom Brady when he took a direct hit to his right knee by Browns safety T.J. Ward and fell to the ground. Gronkowski was carted off the field.
Brady said Monday the Patriots’ formula at tight will now have to shift with Gronkowski out for the remainder of the season.
“It just shifts; you just have to find a different formula,” Brady told the “Dennis & Callahan Show” on WEEI sports radio in Boston when asked whether the team’s reserve tight ends are capable of doing what Gronkowski does. “I think that’s the important part. And Gronk provides a certain margin of error because of how talented a player he is, and the other guys play different roles for us.”