How Long Could A Punctured Lung Keep Rob Gronkowski Out Of Patriots Lineup?


New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski suffered a chest injury in Sunday’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks, and it reportedly could be a punctured lung.

What is the recovery time for a professional athlete with a punctured lung?

According to Dr. Jonathan Gates, the chief of surgery and director of trauma at Hartford Hospital, there are no set guidelines on a timetable to return from this kind of injury, but he added most people can get back to normal activities in two or three weeks.

Hear the full answer from Dr. Gates in the video above, as seen on “NESN Sports Today,” presented by People’s United Bank.

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