Despite Brutal Hit, Rob Gronkowski and Earl Thomas Are BFFs on Twitter (Video + Tweets)
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski absorbed quite the blow from Seahawks safety Earl Thomas on Sunday night. During the second quarter of what would turn out to be a thrilling 31-24 victory for Seattle, Tom Brady tried to thread the needle to Gronk in double coverage, and Gronk paid a very heavy price.
Take a look:
Earl Thomas with the BOOM on Gronk. pic.twitter.com/ySkzHW9aeM
— uSTADIUM (@uSTADIUM) November 14, 2016
Gronk missed the next four plays after that hit. Though there are conflicting reports as to just what kind of injury he suffered on the play, at the very least his status for next week’s game against the 49ers is questionable.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 14, 2016
Being told Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski has a chest injury – not a punctured lung – that is considered “not overly serious.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 15, 2016
The good news, however, is that there is no bad blood between Gronk and Thomas. In fact, Thomas’ devastating hit has only enhanced the mutual respect these players have for each other.
Just take a look at what the two had to say to each other (via Twitter) on Tuesday:
Nothing but respect for Gronk. One of the best I’ve lined up against. Hoping to see him back on the field sooner than later.
— Earl Thomas (@Earl_Thomas) November 15, 2016
The respect is mutual man, you got the best of me on that one. The grind is real, you showed the fans a real football hit. https://t.co/p57PLVQZ3C
— Rob Gronkowski (@RobGronkowski) November 16, 2016
Hat Tip – [The Score]