Gronk’s “Lung Is All Healed Up”

October 6th, 2021

Great news coming out of One Buc Palace.

Bucco Bruce Arians was on the SiriusXM NFL Radio tonight talking about battered tight end Rob Gronkowski, who missed Sunday’s clash in New England with a punctured lung and broken ribs.

It sure sounds like Gronk is almost at a point where he can play again.

“The lung is all healed up,” Arians said, noting that a CAT scan and other testing detected the injuries following quick locker room X-Rays in Los Angeles.

On whether Gronk can play on Sunday against Miami, Arians said Gronk is “day-to-day” and the team has “fingers crossed” on Gronk being available soon.

Joe would prefer the Bucs stay patient with Gronk. They’ll need him as healthy as possible as the season wears on.

Also, if the Bucs can’t beat floundering Miami in Tampa without Gronk, then they’ve got serious problems.

25 Responses to “Gronk’s “Lung Is All Healed Up””

  1. Aceofaerospace Says:

    Let him rest until he’s 100%.

  2. Buc4evr Says:

    Agreed, we don’t need him for Miami. However with Philly and Chicago he will be needed.

  3. ModHairKen Says:

    If he’s healthy, play him. They don’t have time to lose against Miami. The backup TEs were a wreck against NE.

  4. buc15 Says:

    Please rest him for at least 2 more weeks.

  5. Sparky Says:

    I’m not a doctor, but this seems like something that won’t get worse just from playing, so I say let him come back if he’s ready. It’s pretty obvious he’s integral to our success at this point. I see a lot of people that think we don’t need him to beat Miami, but this is still the Bucs we are talking about. And we would feel pretty darn foolish if we ended up losing an “easy” game because we went overly cautious with Gronk.

  6. Buccos Says:

    Why wasn’t he wearing rib protection? As tall and lanky as he is of course they are going to drill him in the ribs. Why was Carton Davis in on punt return team. The Bucs need to step it up a bit on player safety.

  7. Mike C Says:

    Pretty sure 20 played special teams most of his career.

  8. Rod Munch Says:

    That’s great news if he’s back that quickly, it sounded like he’d be out a minimum of 3-4 weeks. But I agree, give him an extra week off. Plus the game after that is in Philadelphia next Thursday night. Maybe it’s possible to rest him for both — although that Eagles game might be a tough W.

  9. Ash Says:

    Davis was going to get injured whether he was on the punt team or in coverage, I do think we will be just fine without gronk against Miami rather they rest him

  10. SOEbuc Says:

    Don’t know how severe the ribs are. Says “week-to-week“, so that “might be” game 7 or 8 if he’s 90 percent. I prefer week 8 return going into the bye. We need him primed second half the season.

  11. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    Agree. Wait another game or 2.

  12. Alan Collingwood Says:

    Yes, Mike C, Ronde did. Even had an hilarious 23 yd punt return for TD

  13. SB Says:


  14. SB Says:

    I have had broken ribs twice in the last yr and a half. Takes a month to be that kind of ready. I was working in less than three but I wasn’t being hit by Defensive linemen.

  15. Beeej Says:

    Did anyone pick up Tanner Hudson?

  16. Topdoggie Says:

    They were expecting a fake punt and most of the starting defense was on the field. Not just Carlton.

  17. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Davis didn’t even get it, he pulled up running, this is a conditioning problem.

  18. Defense Rules Says:

    Carlton’s had a ton of injuries since he was drafted, BUT … he’s never been on IR & has only been listed as ‘OUT’ twice. He’s toughed it through a bunch of different injuries though (Groin, Back, Knee, Hip, Ankle, Abdomen, Hamstring).. Still, he’s only missed 7 games in almost 3.5 years (not bad for the beating that he’s taken in playing over 3,000 defensive snaps). Carlton’s a warrior IMO.

  19. orlbucfan Says:

    Gronk is no spring chicken. BA know it better than anyone. He’ll rest him this Sunday. Why not? Let Howard and Brate take his snaps.

  20. Buc-em-up84 Says:

    It’s must we rest from Gronk this and next week. Simple reason is we actually do have other TE’s that can play. This week we should really hone in on our running game. You can believe with all your heart Brian Flores will try and use the same game plan as the Patriots. Dolphins run defense is not as good as New England’s but there pass D is. Run the ball and play more 12 personnel

  21. Buc-em-up84 Says:

    We get rest from Gronk

  22. Bucsfanman Says:

    Yay Gronky! Keep healing.

  23. 163doubleplay Says:

    Sit out Gronky for couple more weeks. OJ and Brate can hopefully handle the TE job against Fins. BUt Gronk still needs to participate in drills in practice as long as no hitting him is involve. JMHO

  24. XXLFAN Says:

    The health status reports about Gronk’s health are so contradictory I don’t believe anything presented. I do not see how a person with a broken rib, multiple cracked ribs and a punctured lung can heal that fast. I do not see how it is safe for Gronk to play. THE TEAM JUST LOST CREDIBILITY 👎

  25. Pickgrin Says:

    Anybody who has ever had a broken rib (much less 4) knows that it takes substantially longer than 2 weeks to be able to do much of anything that requires movement without sharp pain – much less play in an NFL football game.

    Gronk is not likely to play again until Halloween in New Orleans which would be 5 weeks since the injury. Possibly a week earlier (10/24 vs da Bears) if he’s a fast healer – but either way, Gronk will be playing through some pain for at least the first couple/few weeks whenever he does come back.

    Nasty shot he took – and I’m surprised to hear he doesn’t usually wear some type of light padding over those ribs. He will be next time he takes the field – guaranteed….