Gronkowski’s arm broke at the end of the protective plate that was implanted in his arm. Gronkowski sustained the new injury when he went hard to the ground while diving for a pass against the Houston Texans in the first quarter of the Patriots AFC Divisional Playoff game. There will always be a risk to the area at the end of the plate, the source explained, because of a “collection of stress.” The injury could have occurred “three years from now” in the same spot, said the source.
So they just leave this plate in there and it can break your arm again? Well that bodes well for the future, ugh…