Report: Patriots tight end Gronkowski broke arm

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots lost tight end Rob Gronkowski with an arm injury late in Sunday's 59-24 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, a game in which he caught two touchdown passes.

According to a report on Comcast SportsNet New England, Gronkowski has a broken forearm.

"He left the game with an arm injury," Patriots spokesman Stacey James said about 21/2; hours after the game.

Gronkowski, 23, had seven catches for 137 yards on Sunday, including touchdowns of 4 and 24 yards in the game. He was reportedly injured while blocking for an extra point on New England's eighth touchdown.

Gronkowski had 10 touchdown catches as a rookie and then set an NFL record for tight ends with 17 touchdowns last year, when he caught 90 passes for 1,327 yards. But he sprained his left ankle in the AFC title game and was a nonfactor in the Super Bowl, which New England lost.


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