Rob Gronkowski

Rob Gronkowski

Rob Gronkowski Player Overview

Gronk should have the wing of a hospital named after him. He’s had major and multiple surgeries on his forearm, back and knee the past several years. And he has missed 22 regular games (excluding playoffs) the past 5 seasons because of injuries. He’ll be someone to keep an eye on this summer as he recovers from his third back surgery — an injury that forced him to miss half the 2016 NFL regular season.


Chance of Injury in 2018: question mark 64.8%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 6.3%
Projected Games missed for 2018: question mark 3.3
Durability: question mark 2

Medium Risk


Rob Gronkowski Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Nov 27, 2016 NFL Back Vertebral Disc Hernia Gronk took a heavy hit in Week 10 and earned a slipped disc. He needed surgery to replace it and later was placed on the IR.
Aug 15, 2016 NFL Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Gronk pulled up lame in preseason practice and was been limited for more than 2 weeks.
Nov 29, 2015 NFL Knee Strain Grade 1 Gronk was hit hard on his right knee by Broncos Safety Darian Stewart and had to be carted off the field. Although it was the same knee that he tore his ACL on, it was not a serious injury and Gronk was back after missing one game.
Dec 8, 2013 NFL Knee ACL Tear Grade 3 Gronk suffered a big hit in the second half against the Browns and was taken out of the game with a torn ACL earning him a spot on the IR for the last 4 games of the season.
May 17, 2013 NFL Back Vertebral Fracture In May, Gronk fractured some vertebrae in his back forcing him to miss 6 games and was required to have surgery to repair it.
Jan 13, 2013 NFL Arm Forearm Fracture Gronk re-fractured his previously fractured left arm. He missed 3 quarters of the game plus the following week and received surgery during the offseason.
Nov 18, 2012 NFL Arm Forearm Fracture Gronk sustained a fractured forearm against the Colts and was sidelined the following 5 games.
Sep 28, 2012 NFL Inguinal Hip Pull Gronk suffered a pulled hip during a practice which limited his reps that week but returned by his next game.
Jan 22, 2012 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain Grade 2 Gronk missed a quarter in his AFC Championship Game with a Grade 2 sprained ankle but returned for the Super Bowl although he did play poorly. He received surgery over the offseason to fix his injured ankle.
Aug 15, 2009 Non-NFL Back Vertebral Disc Hernia During Gronk's college years, he suffered a bad back injury and was forced to sit out for 13 games that season.
Aug 30, 2008 Non-NFL Cervical Throat Mononucleosis In college, Gronk was diagnosed with throat mononucleosis and was forced to miss the next 3 games.