Rob Gronkowski will miss the rest of the New England Patriots' playoff run after breaking his left arm Sunday for the second time this season.
At least that's what is being reported by pretty much everyone, including the Associated Press, which cites anonymous sources. Even the Patriots have a blog post on the subject on their website, saying Gronkowski will "reportedly" undergo surgery on his arm for the second time this season, crediting Mike Giardi of Comcast SportsNet New England "and other media reports" as the sources.
But there's been no official word from the team as of yet. Maybe that's because Coach Bill Belichick doesn't seem to have come to terms with losing one of his prized tight ends just weeks after getting him back from the first injury.
During a conference call with the members of the media Monday, Belichick said he had nothing to add to his comments following Sunday's game, a 41-28 victory over the Houston Texans in the AFC divisional round of the playoffs. At that time, he said he wasn't sure if Gronkowski had broken his arm.