Rob Gronkowski, the New England's star tight end, has been diagnosed with a broken left forearm. Gronkowski was injured while blocking for an extra point on New England's eighth touchdown late in the fourth quarter..
According to a report on Comcast SportsNet New England, Gronkowski has a broken forearm.
"He left the game with an arm injury," Patriots spokesman Stacey James said about 2½ hours after the game. "There was no update to that."
On Monday, Boston.com reported that Gronkowski will undergo surgery Monday morning.
Gronkowski, 23, had seven catches for 137 yards on Sunday, including touchdowns of 4 and 24 yards in the game. He was reportedly injured while blocking for an extra point on New England's eighth touchdown.
The happy-go-lucky Gronkowski had 10 touchdown catches as a rookie and then set an NFL record for tight ends with 17 touchdowns last year, when he caught 90 passes for 1,327 yards. But he sprained his left ankle in the AFC title game and was a nonfactor in the Super Bowl, which New England lost 21-17 to the New York Giants.