Re: Babe & Rusty
posted at 3/24/2014 3:36 PM EDT
In response to glenr's comment:
In response to pcmIV's comment:
In response to Im the REAL KING's comment:
1. When Gronk was drafted I said he would be finished before the 5 year mark due to his beign fragile and having his back problems.... Case Proven.
So how many games has Gronk missed because of his back? Oh that's right none. He's about to enter his 5th season so you better be praying he gets hit by a bus or something.
Gronk's injuries are consistent with the type of game he plays. In the flats, stretched out to make a catch. His broken arm..what are you going to do.
His continued arm problems I believe were the team's fault for trying to bring him back to quick and multible surgeries and hardware installs in the same spot is a good way to get infections.
His knee? Stretched out, caught cleat, hit on the leg. Nothing to do but wince and move on. This is the NFL.
Both of these add up to most of the time he's been out and these are not chronic injuries caused by previous medical problems. Maybe he wouldn't get injured if he was a little more timid and just dropped the ball if he knew he was going to get clobbered but then he wouldn't be Gronk would he.
Glen, thanks for the feedback.
All I can say is, pro opinions at the time he was to be drafted where in fear of him playing in the NFL due to medical reports, his back and other problems not mentioned.
As for his chronic condition which is his back, I will place a simple blog written about him. He has had notone but two issues and surgery. You may presume to think you know what his problems are and thats fine, but here are documented blogs about his still lingering back problems.
Now when you put together a history of back problems, surgeries, arm problems and now an added knee injury, you have a train wreck ready to happen.
For his sake I hope I am totally wrong, but the stats don't lie, and the amount of medical history this kid has already gone through usually leads to one thing, early retirement.
But Glen, I do agree with you that other NFL players have commented that Gronks style of running is going to get him killed. He stands tall and up straight, instead of croughing much the way a running back protects himself.
Only time will tell for sure, and as I have stated, I do hope I'm wrong for Gronks sake.