The New England Patriots’ season ended on a bad note on Saturday when the team’s quarterback suffered a season-ending foot injury.
Gronkowski was on the sideline during the final play of the New England-New York Jets game and was taken to the hospital with a foot injury, which he later said he was dealing with.
Gronk later told reporters that he had slipped out from under the feet of New York Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson.
The Patriots won 31-31 and went on to win the Super Bowl.
Richardson was also injured, but his status for Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts remains uncertain.
Gronki was injured during a third-quarter kneel down that was the result of a penalty, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
The official report from the league office said Gronkowski had a “severe foot injury” and the Patriots have not released any information about the severity of his injury.
New England defeated the Jets, 31-28.
The Pats won their second straight game against New York, beating the New York Giants 24-20 on Sunday.
The loss came against a Jets team that had a winning record for the first time since 2011.