Rob Gronkowski’s injury history
2008 — Missed three games at Arizona because of mononucleosis and strep throat.
2009 — Missed his entire junior year at Arizona after undergoing surgery for a bulging disk in his back.
2011 — Sprained an ankle and exited the AFC Championship win over the Ravens. Returned to play in Super Bowl XLVI but was clearly hampered by the injury.
2012 — Broke his left forearm blocking an extra point in a win over the Colts in November. Underwent surgery and missed five games.
2013 — Broke the same forearm in January in a playoff win over Houston and missed the Patriots’ loss in the next round to the Ravens.
2013 — Diagnosed with a fractured vertebra, which was operated on in June. Missed the entire preseason and six regular-season games.
2013 — Tore the ACL and MCL in his right knee Dec. 8, missing nine games. It was later learned that he suffered a concussion on the same play.
2015 — Took a hit to his right knee against the Broncos and was carted off the field. Missed one game.
2016 — Missed the first two games of the season with a hamstring issue, and missed the game against San Francisco Nov. 20 with a chest injury.