The Patriots controversial Week 14 win over the Cleveland Browns came at a terribly heavy price for New England. Super Star tight end Rob Gronkowski is done for the season and his career is once again in serious jeopardy.
After catching a pass up the middle from quarterback Tom Brady in the third quarter, Gronkowski suffered a devastating knee injury tearing his ACL and MCL. This destroys almost any Super Bowl hopes for New England and leaves Gronkowski out of the game for a year or longer.
While the likes of Adrian Peterson and Robert Griffin III have set the standard for professional athletes returning from knee injuries, everyone heals differently and the Pats, Gronk, and fans alike will not know when he will return to the field until a much later date.
Meanwhile, in his absence, the Patriots will turn to Michael Hoomanawanui and Matthew Mulligan at the tight end position. Fantasy owners should steer well clear of both players, as Brady will rely much more on his receivers with Gronk out, if the start of the season was any indicator of how the remaining three games and playoffs will look.