You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Sports

On football

Can’t count out Patriots, even without Rob Gronkowski

FOXBOROUGH — Running back Shane Vereen was asked Monday afternoon if he had thought much about what the Patriots offense will look like without Rob Gronkowski this time.

“No,” said Vereen, about 25 hours after Gronkowski suffered a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee, likely knocking him out for 8-12 months. “To lose a teammate and friend like Rob, it’s horrible.”

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week