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In the second quarter of the Seahawks’ win over New England, TE Rob Gronkowski took a hell of a shot from safety Earl Thomas:

Gronkowski was helped off the field, and removed from the game to be checked for a concussion. He soon returned, and afterward said he had just had the wind knocked out of him by Thomas’s “good, clean hit.”

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“Yeah, that was a big hit for sure; probably one of the hardest I’ve got hit in my career for sure. [It was] by a good player; a good fast player who’s like a missile. It was a good, clean hit; nothing against it. I just took it and it just knocked the wind out of me a little bit, that’s all. If you’ve ever gotten the wind knocked out of you, you know what that feels like. Just down for about a minute or two, it’s a little tough to breathe, but once it comes back, you’re good.”