Once again, the Patriots lose an elite tight end to injury
Gronkowski's injury occurred during the Patriots' final extra point, with 3:59 left in the blowout.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Gronkowski will be out for approximately 4 to 6 weeks.
Herhandez might be back as soon as next week, but he and Gronkowski have entirely different styles of play, so he won't necessarily replace Gronkowski in the offense.
Hernandez is a hybrid tight end, who occasionally plays as a receiver or a running back.
Gronkowski, on the other hand, is more of a prototypical tight end, who simply plays the position on a much higher level than pretty much anyone else in football.
The Patriots will desperately miss Gronkowski, and their TE rotation will now be a mixture of Daniel Fells, Visanthe Shiancoe, and Michael Hoomanawanui. It's a far cry from when they started their season with arguably the best tight end combo of all time.
The Patriots offense currently leads the league in scoring by a wide margin, but that could change significantly without their star tight end. We'll see how they manage to recover.