A source tells CSN New England that Rob Gronkowski's latest forearm fracture was not identical to the one he suffered in Week 11.
The assumption was that Gronkowski rushed back from his original fracture too soon, leading to the second break. CSN New England's source disputes this, saying the latest injury "had nothing to do with whether the arm was ready or not." In fact, doctors discovered that the original break was intact and fully healed when they went in to perform new surgery Monday. The break Gronk sustained against the Texans was at the end of a protective plate that had been implanted in his forearm.