Welcome to PatsFans.com

Bruschi: "I would doubt that Gronkowski is out the full six weeks."

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by PatsFans.com Article, Nov 19, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. PatsFans.com Article

    PatsFans.com Article Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2007
    Messages:
    3,203
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    Bruschi: "I would doubt that Gronkowski is out the full six weeks."
    By: Derek Havens

    The New England Patriots defeated the Indianapolis Colts 59-24 on Sunday afternoon, but the victory seems to be a costly one. Patriots Tight End Rob Gronkowski broke his forearm on an unfortunate play during the final P.A.T by former Patriots defensive b...

  2. Brady_to_Moss

    Brady_to_Moss Revis Island is here PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2007
    Messages:
    16,671
    Likes Received:
    9
    Ratings:
    +13 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    #95 Jersey
    rodney was out the 6 weeks...everyone is different. We don't know
  3. Angry Man

    Angry Man REV-OH-LU-TION PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2008
    Messages:
    1,440
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    Gronk will be back just in time for our playoff run.

    And believe me....




    WE ARE WINNING THE SUPER FREAKING BOWL THIS TIME!!!!
  4. wistahpatsfan

    wistahpatsfan Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2005
    Messages:
    15,671
    Likes Received:
    11
    Ratings:
    +11 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    If this is a hairline, he might be back as soon as the stitches and wound start to heal. Dress it up, cover it nice, good to go!
  5. Brady2Gronk

    Brady2Gronk Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Messages:
    291
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    Do hairlines require surgery?
  6. Brady_to_Moss

    Brady_to_Moss Revis Island is here PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2007
    Messages:
    16,671
    Likes Received:
    9
    Ratings:
    +13 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    #95 Jersey
    i have a buddy who is in the medical field. I asked him today at work his take. He thinks it's worse than a hairline if he needed screws to set it. Should be able to heal on it's own in 4-6 weeks if a hairline but who knows
  7. scout

    scout Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    7,624
    Likes Received:
    10
    Ratings:
    +11 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    #15 Jersey
    The silver lining is it will hopefully give his hip time to heal and give some work to Shiancoe.
  8. mayoclinic

    mayoclinic PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    12,376
    Likes Received:
    6
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    Personally, I hope they don't rush him back. They've done that too many times, and it generally hasn't worked well. Didn't work with Mayo in 2009. Didn't work with Chung in 2011. Didn't work with Hernandez this year. I'd rather go without Gronk the remainder of the "preseason" and end up the #4 seed and go into the "regular season" at full strength than to rush him back too soon only to have him banged up and get reinjured or be less effective.
  9. JMC00

    JMC00 Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2012
    Messages:
    2,756
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +5 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    Bryan Cox was out 4 weeks after breaking his leg in 2001.

    Just depends on lot of variables
  10. RelocatedPatFan

    RelocatedPatFan Rookie

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2009
    Messages:
    2,236
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    At 4 weeks he "might" be back for the game against SF. If it's longer than that, I'm ok with him missing the final 2 weeks of the season to make sure he's 00% for the post season. (though a tune up game with Miami wouldn't be a bad thing either).
  11. wistahpatsfan

    wistahpatsfan Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2005
    Messages:
    15,671
    Likes Received:
    11
    Ratings:
    +11 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    No, prolly not. I'm just makin up stuff cuz Bill won't respond to my emails.

    But maybe they would in this case just to re-inforce it so the break doesn't get worse and so he can play Thursday night.

    No? Not buyin it? Just keeping positive because I just want the Pats to destroy the Jets this time and get rid of them for the year.
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2012
  12. Sweet Chin Music33

    Sweet Chin Music33 Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2010
    Messages:
    92
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    They are saying 4-6, but I wouldn't be surprised if he was trying to get back for the Houston game.

    There is no way he misses the SF game IMO.
  13. Joker

    Joker PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2004
    Messages:
    16,127
    Likes Received:
    36
    Ratings:
    +56 / 2 / -2

    My Jersey:

    Madden curse nails another star athlete....

    [​IMG]
  14. RayClay

    RayClay Rookie

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2005
    Messages:
    17,518
    Likes Received:
    40
    Ratings:
    +49 / 0 / -1

    My Jersey:

    #75 Jersey
    Linebackers would break their own arms so they could use the cast as a club a couple weeks.
  15. Brady_to_Moss

    Brady_to_Moss Revis Island is here PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2007
    Messages:
    16,671
    Likes Received:
    9
    Ratings:
    +13 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    #95 Jersey
    I don't think he will be back before 4 weeks..again..why risk it if he isn't 100%?
  16. Salva135

    Salva135 Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2008
    Messages:
    959
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    Oh please, we all know Megatron won the cover award... is there a semifinalist curse now too?
  17. DaBronxPats14

    DaBronxPats14 Rookie

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2007
    Messages:
    1,273
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    All speculation at this point depending on severity of injury. On a positive note takin his young age into consideration his healing process could be sooner than later. His will to come back is a plus but he shouldn't be rushed back for Texans & 49ers as saw in this last superbowl Gronk less than 100% and who knows if outcome would have been different if he was.
  18. alamo

    alamo praedica numerum! PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2004
    Messages:
    2,355
    Likes Received:
    11
    Ratings:
    +11 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    Rodney broke his arm in the Super Bowl. Was there another time?
  19. mtbykr

    mtbykr Rookie

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2004
    Messages:
    2,999
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    Didn't Rodney break his arm in the Carolina Superbowl....?
  20. DaBronxPats14

    DaBronxPats14 Rookie

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2007
    Messages:
    1,273
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    Yep and I think he stayed in a play or two after he broke it.
  21. Ice_Ice_Brady

    Ice_Ice_Brady Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2006
    Messages:
    2,317
    Likes Received:
    7
    Ratings:
    +9 / 1 / -0

    My Jersey:

    To me the tragedy here is that Gronk has worked all season and all offseason to become Super Gronk again, and he had just gotten to that level. So, I hope he will able to regain his timing quickly, but we'll see.
  22. PatsWickedPissah

    PatsWickedPissah PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2005
    Messages:
    22,514
    Likes Received:
    75
    Ratings:
    +85 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    #37 Jersey
    Glass half full...previously there were numerous reports of Gronk in the locker room moving gingerly with nagging injuries. Now the GronkMonster has an opportunity to heal all and wreak havoc during the playoffs when most needed.
  23. PatsDeb

    PatsDeb PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2005
    Messages:
    4,986
    Likes Received:
    11
    Ratings:
    +16 / 0 / -1

    My Jersey:

    This is what the selfish part of me was thinking (throwing Gronk's arm to the wind). Can't they just slap one of those rock-hard casts on it and send him out there? It could add a new dimension to his blocking skills! (and yes, I am kidding, sort of ;) )
  24. KontradictioN

    KontradictioN Do you even lift? PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2006
    Messages:
    25,443
    Likes Received:
    64
    Ratings:
    +84 / 1 / -2

    My Jersey:

    #24 Jersey
    He did. It crunched and got worse. They went to take him to the locker room and put him in an air cast. When they turned their backs, he snuck out the door and watched the rest of the game IIRC (it's been a while since I saw that America's Game).
  25. PatsWickedPissah

    PatsWickedPissah PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2005
    Messages:
    22,514
    Likes Received:
    75
    Ratings:
    +85 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    #37 Jersey
    It's good to see that my man Tedy Bruschi has used his post football time productively, obtaining a medical degree specializing in sports medicine orthopedics.
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2012
  26. MoLewisrocks

    MoLewisrocks PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2005
    Messages:
    19,949
    Likes Received:
    29
    Ratings:
    +29 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    Just one, and it wasn't by choice as he couldn't get anyone's attention on the sideline to replace him. So he stayed in and made a tackle that really hurt... He snuck back out in his air cast while the trainers were checking the xray. Carolina had just pulled ahead on a Delhomme deja vu toss to old pal Ricky Proehl with a minute and eight left and he was pretty antsy until Ty Law told him not to worry, we had it covered. Been there done that. Brady to Vinatieri with 4 ticks left.
  27. MoLewisrocks

    MoLewisrocks PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2005
    Messages:
    19,949
    Likes Received:
    29
    Ratings:
    +29 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    His opinion is clearly based on anecdotal evidence. Although he has a lot more relevant anecdotal experience than any of us do...
  28. PatsWickedPissah

    PatsWickedPissah PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2005
    Messages:
    22,514
    Likes Received:
    75
    Ratings:
    +85 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    #37 Jersey
    Speaking seriously for once, I agree that Bru has far more valid insight in hazarding an opinion than us fans without orthopedics degrees and access to the X-Rays.
  29. jnug

    jnug Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2012
    Messages:
    487
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    I am sure Gronk would want to play against SF and I would love to see him play in that game. But we may not have much to gain and it still might make more sense to hold him out till just before the post season begins. Give him a game to get tuned up...make sure that idiot Pollard is nowhere in sight and then let him play.
  30. PatsFaninAZ

    PatsFaninAZ Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2006
    Messages:
    4,097
    Likes Received:
    5
    Ratings:
    +5 / 0 / -0

    My Jersey:

    Did you read somewhere reliable that screws were needed? That usually would indicate a severe break and also potentially require a second surgery. There are some external screws, but usually one would use pins or "nails" to set a normal break. Pins come up out of the skin, and when you are healed enough, they just remove them with a drill like machine. Screws or plates are bad news.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page