Rob Gronkowski, the NFL’s most talented Shot Ski, got one of his lungs punctured during his team’s loss to the Seahawks last night, yet somehow managed to finish the game, per Ian Rapoport. Gronkowski has a history of playing with injuries, but playing professional football through a punctured lung is insane. Rapoport reports that he only have to sit out for a single game.
While nobody has confirmed exactly when Gronkowski picked up the injury, he did get his shit walloped by Earl Thomas in the second quarter. Gronkowski said the “good, clean” hit was the hardest he’s ever taken. If this was in fact the lung-puncturing slam, that means he played over half a game with the injury.
The good news for Patriots fans is that their team will travel to San Francisco next weekend to play the diarrheal 49ers, so they probably won’t need Gronkowski.