Rob Gronkowski Leaves Patriots’ Week 2 Game Against Saints With Groin Injury

BOSTON (CBS) — All eyes are once again on a potentially injured Rob Gronkowski.

The Patriots tight end left in the third quarter of New England’s 36-20 win over the Saints in New Orleans with a groin injury. After bringing in a 21-yard pass, Gronk was twisted as he went to the ground awkwardly and landed hard.

He spoke with Patriots trainers on the sidelines for several minutes before making his way to the medical tent. He did not re-enter the game, spending time on a stationary bike while on the sideline.

Gronkowski was having himself a great game against the Saints, catching six passes for 116 yards and a touchdown.

He declined to talk with reporters after the win, but gave ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss a thumbs up and said “I’m good” with a smile.

A handful of Patriots were dinged up during Sunday’s game, as receivers Chris Hogan and Phillip Dorsett both spent time in the medical tent. Running back Rex Burkhead also suffered a rib injury, while corner Eric Rowe suffered a groin injury in the first half.

 

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