New England Patriots superstar tight end Rob Gronkowski appeared to suffer an injury during Sunday’s AFC Championship game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Gronkowski was hit in a penalized, helmet-to-helmet collision, and he was walked off the field to the locker room.
Jaguars safety Barry Church laid the hit on Gronkowski, and it drew a 15-yard penalty against Jacksonville.
I feel terrible for Rob Gronkowski but his balance problems were some of the clearest #concussion signs you will ever see. He is done for the day, unless the Patriots and #NFL only want to talk about the concussion protocol for the next week. Here is the hit: pic.twitter.com/vAVir1ptyX
— Chris Nowinski, Ph.D. (@ChrisNowinski1) January 21, 2018
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) January 21, 2018
He appeared to have an issue with his balance after the hit, meaning that he’ll likely go through the concussion protocol.
When he got up from the hit, he appeared shaken up.
It’s not clear if he’ll return to play, NFL.com reported.
The hit took place right before the game went to halftime.