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Gronk has possible torn ACL

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by joseephuss, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    FOX Sports 1 is reporting Gronk has a torn ACL

    Sucks that he has to face another injury late in the season. The guy just gets beat up.

    It really makes me appreciate Jason Witten even more. I know in threads speculating on whether Witten will make the Hall of Fame it would come up that Gronk and other young tight ends would put up such big numbers to make Witten not look worthy by the time Witten was eligible. Injuries like this to Gronk or to Jermichael Finley just show that it is tough to go out there every week and produce the way Witten does or Tony Gonzales as well.
  2. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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  3. RXP

    RXP Well-Known Member

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    Gronk is a tremendous player. But he can't stay healthy.
  4. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    I know this is mere suspicion, but I think it's steroid related.
  5. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    How does blowing your ACL after taking a low hit constitute a steroid problem?
  6. durrrr

    durrrr Active Member

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    high ankle sprain
    broken forearm that ultimately required multiple surgeries
    torn acl

    come on, guys. that's just bad luck.
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  7. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    the dude from Cleveland flat out went after his knee and got it.
  8. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    He's injury prone, cut him!
  9. durrrr

    durrrr Active Member

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    where else are defenders supposed to target at this point? nfl is basically forcing them to go low.
  10. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    there's going low and there's targeting a knee, dude targeted Gronk's knee.
  11. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    Man hate to see that happen to such a good player! I hope he makes a full recovery, SMH!
  12. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Injury prone!
  13. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    No he didn't. Watch the play again, the Browns DB didn't even hit the knee. He got hit in the THIGH right when his foot was touching down and THAT is what tore the knee, not the impact of the hit itself.

    And with the wussification of the league there's nowhere else for DB to aim. They don't want to risk their helmet accidently grazing the receivers helmet and getting a fine or suspension so they have to go low.
  14. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    The broken forearm was also the result of bad medical advice. They rushed him back after he broke it the first time and it resulted in a re-brake.
  15. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    First, let me say I have no proof. I'm merely speculating.

    Second, it's not just this injury. He is injury prone. He's a physical specimen, and yet he's always injured.
    One of the signs of steroids is injuries to tendons and muscles, and your bones are not as strong.
    I look at other tight ends like Tony Gonzalez and Jason Witten. They're not nearly the specimen as Gronk, but they don't get nearly as injured as he does.

    Again, I may be totally wrong, and I won't get upset with anyone who disagrees with me. But that's my suspicion.
  16. RXP

    RXP Well-Known Member

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    Yes. He can't stay healthy. Thank you for proving my point.

    Not staying healthy is not the same as "injury prone". Miles Austin is prone to injury. Gronkowski can't stay healthy. They are 2 different things.
  17. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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  18. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't be pleased either if Ward had ended the season of a player I'm counting on to get me to another Super Bowl.
  19. Double Trouble

    Double Trouble Well-Known Member

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    Nonsense. You need to watch the play again. He went directly at the knee. It's a long way from the knee to the head on a man 6'7.
  20. Lodeus

    Lodeus Well-Known Member

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    Hurting your knee by a guy launching himself at it is a little hard to avoid. I don't think he is injury prone.

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