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Injury update: Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski leaves game against Saints with groin injury

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The NFL's best tight end has just taken himself out of the game.

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The New England Patriots are playing a near-flawless game against the New Orleans Saints and are currently ahead 33-13 at the end of the third period. However, not all is going well as tight end Rob Gronkowski appeared to have suffered an injury on a 21-yard reception in the third quarter.

Gronkowski, who ended last season on injured reserve due to a back issue, has dealt with back injuries throughout his football career going all the way back to his college days at Arizona. After the catch-and-run, which put him over 100 receiving yards to go along with a touchdown, the NFL's most dominant tight end was slow to get up and walked off the field under his own power but appeared to be under pain.

New England's trainers took a look on the 27-year old and gave him plenty of liquids before sending him to the blue medical tent. No further updates have been announced since but don't be surprised if Gronkowski is done for the day even if the injury ultimately is no serious one.

UPDATE: According to the team, Gronkowski is questionable to return with a groin injury.

We will keep you updated as soon as updates become available.