Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski Says He’d Rather Suffer a Concussion Than A Knee Injury
Despite some high-profile injuries and former 49ers player Chris Borland’s departure from the league over health concerns, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski believes that he would still prefer a concussion to a torn ACL.
Appearing on Showtime’s Jim Rome Show on Wednesday, the football player made some jokes about whether he would prefer a concussion or knee injury. The tight end acknowledged that while a concussion may keep him out of play for a time period, a torn ACL could potentially end a season.
Here’s his exchange with Rome (which elicited much laughter from the audience):
Gronkowski: So, if we’re sitting here and I had to choose, would I take a concussion right now or would I want my knee blown out, I’m gonna say a concussion.
Gronkowski: Yeah. Why would I want to sit there for eight months and not do anything when, with a concussion, I’ll just wake up and I’ll be ready to go again.
Rome: But what if, for instance, as a result of that concussion or more, you’re 50, and all of a sudden, like some of these guys, you get on a plane and you can’t remember where you’re going, or you’re driving around a neighborhood that you’ve been in a million times and you can’t remember how to get home?
Gronkowski: That happens all the time. I mean I don’t even know how I got to my hotel last night.
He eventually returned for the 2014 season and that same year, Gronkowski said that it’s “pretty obvious” he would prefer a concussion with a quicker return-to-play than long-term rehabilitation for —> Read More