Gronkowski’s Superbowl Status Still Unclear

Rob Gronkowski’s injury has now become public knowledge and has already greatly impacted Superbowl 52 betting odds. Last week, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski left the team’s AFC Championship Game matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars early due to a head injury that was later revealed to be a concussion.

Gronkowski, who didn’t return to the game, was placed in the concussion protocol soon after and hasn’t been cleared to play in the Super Bowl. With that said, what does Gronkowski’s status really have to do with the Patriots winning another Superbowl?

If Gronkowski is unable to play in the Super Bowl, the Patriots will be in trouble because he was their top receiver during the season, and the team is already without Julian Edelman, who suffered a season-ending injury during the preseason.

Without Gronkowski to bail him out of tough jams, Tom Brady might struggle during the game, especially if the Eagles bring a lot of pressure.

Brady will also need Brandin Cooks to step his game up if Gronkowski is unable to play.

Superbowl 2018 Gronkowski Status

Last year, the Patriots won the Super Bowl without Gronkowski, which will make Patriots fans optimistic about their chances this year. The Patriots struggled offensively in the first half but they were able to fight their way back in the game and get the win. If you have been following Superbowl online betting odds you might have noticed that the opening line had the Patriots favored by 7 points to win Superbowl 2018, then shifted to 5.5 points, and now it currently sits at only 4.5 points has more and more news reports come in predicting that Gronkowski will not be cleared to play.

However, the team had Edelman last season and he ended up being the difference maker on offense.

Since the Super Bowl is still a week away, the Patriots and their fans are hoping Gronkowski will have enough time to recover from the concussion, but with head injuries like that, it is impossible to say how long he will be out.

Some players recover quickly from concussions while other don’t.

In addition to Gronkowski’s situation, the Patriots will also be keeping an eye on Tom Brady’s injured thumb, which required 12 stitches last week before they played the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Brady didn’t seem to be affected by the injury during the game, but the Patriots training staff will monitor it to make sure it heals properly and doesn’t reopen.

January 30, 2018 by : Posted in betting No Comments

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