Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski out for post-season: Report

Patriots tight end Rob Grownkowski reaches for a pass in front of Texans linebacker Barrett Ruud...

Patriots tight end Rob Grownkowski reaches for a pass in front of Texans linebacker Barrett Ruud during their AFC division game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., Jan. 13, 2013. (JESSICA RINALDI/Reuters)

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FOXBOROUGH, MASS. - New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will miss the rest of the postseason after aggravating a prior injury to his left forearm during Sunday's AFC division playoff game against the Houston Texans, according to ProFootballTalk.

Gronkowski fell hard on the arm on an incomplete pass in his direction during the Patriots' second series of the game. The Pro Bowl selection went to the locker room for an apparent x-ray immediately afterward and did not return for New England's remaining drives of the first half.

The third-year standout missed five games during the regular season after fracturing his left arm in a victory over Indianapolis on Nov. 18, but returned to action for the team's Week 17 finale against Miami.

Running back Danny Woodhead also departed the contest in the opening quarter with a thumb injury and did not return.


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