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Torn ACL ends Rob Gronkowski’s season

The Patriots didn’t wait around to replace injured star tight end Rob Gronkowski, who suffered a season-ending knee injury Sunday.

A league source confirmed that Gronkowski tore his ACL and also suffered damage to his MCL, which Pro Football Talk and ESPN earlier reported, and will have a lengthy rehabilitation this offseason that could put his availability for the start of the 2014 season in question.

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