Report: Rob Gronkowski Played Despite Punctured Lung
You can’t stop Gronk. The New England Patriots star reportedly played through a punctured lung — perhaps suffered in a brutal second-quarter hit by Seattle’s Earl Thomas — in his team’s Sunday night loss. Gronkowski called it a “good, clean hit” without mentioning his pulmonary problems. NFL Network revealed the injury yesterday, noting he’s somehow only slated to miss one game. Given that the game is against woeful San Francisco, it shouldn’t be too hard for the Patriots to bounce back while their mountainous tight end catches his breath.