Rob Gronkowski's arm injury may not be season-ending, but it could be regular season-ending or close to it.
But for the New England Patriots, that might not be that big of a deal.
The Pro Bowl tight end left late in the fourth quarter of the team's 59-24 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, a game in which he led the Patriots with seven catches for 137 yards and two touchdowns. Coach Bill Belichick did not mention the injury, which was identified by the team as simply affecting one of the player's arms.
Multiple sources have since reported that Gronkowski suffered a broken forearm that likely will keep him out four to six weeks. CBSSports.com is reporting that he will have surgery on the arm Monday.
Of course, it's never good to lose a player like Gronkowski, who has a team-high 10 touchdown catches (he's the first tight end ever with at least that many three seasons in a row) to go with 53 receptions for 748 yards. Like quarterback Tom Brady said on WEEI-FM Monday morning, "It sucks."