The Cincinnati Bengals’ 2016 season can be summed up by a series of plays that occurred at the end of the first half against the New York Giants on Monday night.
The Giants had just scored to take a 14-10 lead. The Bengals had 1:11 remaining in the half, a timeout left and one of the league’s best deep threats in wide receiver A.J. Green. But instead of going with an up-tempo drive to counter the Giants’ attack, they called a running play for 2 yards (that took 31 seconds off the clock), threw three short passes to run the clock down to three seconds, then attempted a Hail Mary to end the half.
But ESPN’s Adam Schefter Carl Davis Youth Jersey has been told the injury is “not overly serious” and that Gronkowski does not have a punctured lung, as has been reported. It is not known if the injury will affect Gronkowski’s status for Sunday’s game in San Francisco or if the injury was the reason he canceled an EA Sports media event scheduled for Tuesday in New York.
Following Sunday’s 31-24 loss to the Seahawks, Gronkowski relayed that he had the wind knocked out of him.
Rob Gronkowski, who was briefly Crockett Gillmore Youth Jersey staggered in Sunday’s loss after a hard hit by Earl Thomas, canceled an EA Sports video media tour scheduled for Tuesday in New York.
“Just down for about a minute or two. It’s a little tough to breathe, but once it comes back, you’re good,” he said of the hit by safety Earl Thomas. “He hit me fair and square. It’s football. You’re going to get laid out eventually.”
Gronkowski, who was seen in the locker room Monday and said hello to reporters but did not discuss his injury, said after the game that the hit was “probably one of the hardest I’ve got hit in my career, for sure, by a good, fast player who’s like a missile.”
Overall, Gronkowski played 57 of 67 offensive snaps, as he was given a breather for five additional plays not related to Thomas’ hit. He finished with three catches for 56 yards while drawing a pass-interference penalty in the end zone and a defensive holding penalty in the end zone, both of which led to touchdowns. He was also targeted on the team’s final offensive play, an incomplete pass on fourth-and-goal from the 1.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, during his weekly Monday night appearance on Westwood One radio, was asked about an NFL.com report that Gronkowski might have suffered an injury to his lung.