New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski's groin injury didn’t stop him from playing 64 of a possible 65 offensive snaps in Sunday’s 36-33 win over the Houston Texans.
But that’s not to say it didn’t take him a lot of hard work to get to that point.
“It wasn’t 100 percent, I would probably say, until the game,” Gronkowski said. “You have to work it through rehab and practice and everything. I knew it was going to be good. That’s why I said this week, ‘I’ll be good.’”
Gronkowski was better than that, totaling eight catches for 89 yards with a touchdown. He was particularly impressive on the team’s game-winning touchdown drive when he powered forward on third-and-12 to pick up the first down on a 15-yard catch-and-run reception. That was a big play in the comeback, the story all said.