There was a period of panic between hearing that Rob Gronkowski had broken his forearm, and then finding out how long the Patriots would be without their star tight end.
It turns out the diagnosis isn’t so bad. NESN Daily caught up with Dr. Philip Blazar, a Brigham and Women’s hand and upper extremity orthopedic surgeon to find out the severity of Gronk’s forearm injury.
Blazar said that the typical recovery time for Gronkowski’s injury is four to eight weeks, with a six-week average. He said that the plate put in Gronk’s arm will allow for rehabilitation earlier.
To hear everything that Blazar had to say about Gronkowski’s broken arm, watch the video above.