Belichick, Patriots await Gronkowski update

By: Matt Harris Email
By: Matt Harris Email
Belichick, Patriots await Gronkowski update

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 21: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots runs past Kendrick Lewis #23 of the Kansas City Chiefs in the first half for a touchdown at Gillette Stadium on November 21, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick is providing no update on injured tight end Rob Gronkowski.

Belichick said during a conference call Monday that he had nothing to add to his comments following New England's 41-28 win over the Houston Texans in a divisional playoff game Sunday. He said then he wasn't sure if Gronkowski had broken his arm.

Gronkowski needs season-ending surgery after breaking the left arm he originally injured Nov. 18 in a win over Indianapolis, a person with knowledge of the injury told The Associated Press.

Running back Danny Woodhead didn't return after hurting his thumb on the Patriots' first offensive play. Belichick said Monday he could have played if necessary.

The Patriots (13-4) host the Baltimore Ravens (12-6) in the AFC championship game Sunday.


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