Fans surprised, but not worried by Gronk's injury
FOXBORO, Mass. (WHDH) -- With just minutes left in the Patriots blow out over the Colts, tight end Rob Gronkowski walked off the field, headed to the locker room, hurt.
“I had no clue. I saw the play, but it didn't look that bad,” said Patriots fan Doug Bilton.
The injury happened while blocking during the extra point attempt, with the Patriots already leading by five touchdowns.
NFL.com reported Gronk underwent surgery Monday morning for a broken arm and is expected to be out, 4-to-6 weeks.
Before that, Gronk was having a great game.
The pair of scores, sealed with his signature spike, made him the first tight end in NFL history with at least 10 touchdowns in three straight seasons.
In Belichick fashion, the Patriots made no mention of the injury after the game.
“Yeah, Rob does a great job for us, blocking, receiving, third down, red area. He's a good player,” said Belichick.
A good player, who plays for a great team -- which is why fans say they're not too worried.
“It’s unfortunate, but I think they'll be ok, so long as he's back by the playoffs. They have enough weapons on offense,” said fan Marty Wells.