Worst injury to occur on the extra-point protection team
A 35-point win should be cause for celebration no matter the opponent, but the Patriots’ 59-24 blowout of the Colts in Week 11 was accompanied by some frustrating news. With 3:55 remaining in the fourth quarter, Rob Gronkowski suffered a broken forearm while blocking on the extra-point team.
Never mind the caterwauling about why he was even on the field; someone has to play, and it’s not exactly the most dangerous assignment. Gronkowski missed five weeks, and while the Patriots went 4-1 in his absence, it wasn’t quite as fun when he wasn’t around.