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Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski may have a torn ACL


Dec 8, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; Medical staff attend to New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) after he was injured by a Cleveland Browns player during the third quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots were to pull-off a miraculous last-minute rally against the Cleveland Browns today to improve to 10-3 and keep their 1-game lead for the AFC’s No. 2 seed ahead of the 9-4 Cincinnati Bengals. They did so after trailing for the entire game, and with less than two minutes remaining, trailed by 13 points.

But a Julian Edelman two-yard touchdown catch from Tom Brady coupled with a Jordan Poyer unnecessary roughness penalty with 1:01 left to play, and Kyle Arrington recovered an onside kick to give the Pats’ new life.

Then, Browns cornerback Leon McFadden was flagged for pass interference in the end zone with 40 seconds left to play. that looked to be a bad call, and Brady hit Danny Amendola for a touchdown on the next play that ultimately won the game.

But they may have lost their best player early in the game when tight end Rob Gronkowski may have suffered a torn ACL:

That’s very unfortunate for Gronk if that turns out to be what it it.

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