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Reports: Rob Gronkowski broke forearm in different place than original injury

01.15.13 at 12:20 pm ET

According to multiple reports, Rob Gronkowski broke his forearm in a different spot than his original injury in November. While attempting to make a catch down the sideline during the first quarter of Sunday’s victory over the Texans, the tight end apparently landed on the end of the plate that was inserted in his arm to protect the fracture, leading to a new break.

Gronkowski, who underwent surgery on Monday, was said to have been completely healed from the original fracture. The new injury “had nothing to do with whether the arm was ready or not,” a source with knowledge of the situation told CSNNE’s Tom E. Curran.

Gronkowski suffered the first fracture in the closing minutes of a 59-24 victory over the Colts on Nov. 18. He missed five games before returning for the regular-season finale, a 28-0 win over the Dolphins.

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