The Patriots placed tight end Rob Gronkowski on injured reserve Monday afternoon, officially ending his season.

Gronkowski sustained a right leg in the third quarter of Sunday’s win over the Browns, and reports later indicated he suffered a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee. It marks the second consecutive season that has come to a premature end for Gronkowski, who spent last offseason recovering from multiple surgeries on his forearm and back. (He missed the first six games of the 2013 season as a result.)

FOXBORO -- All hope is not lost.

Yes, Rob Gronkowski appears to be lost for the season with a right knee injury that was described by Browns players on the scene Sunday as "gruesome."



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Moving on from Rob Gronkowski will be difficult, but it’s not like the Patriots don’t have experience in this area.



Rob Gronkowski suffered a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee in Sunday’s win over the Browns, and will be lost for the rest of the 2013 season, according to multiple reports.

“Rob’s going to have more tests today, but that situation doesn’t look too good,” Patriots coach Bill Belichick said in his Monday morning conference call with the media.

After leading the Patriots to a 27-26 victory over the Browns on Sunday, quarterback Tom Brady made his weekly appearance with Dennis & Callahan on Monday morning to discuss the miraculous comeback.

The Patriots trailed by 12 points with just over a minute remaining but rallied with two touchdown passes from Brady to pull out the win.

FOXBORO -- For a Patriots team that has had to deal with wave after wave of challenges through the first 13 games, what happened Sunday afternoon might very well be the breaking point.



FOXBORO — Midway through the second quarter, Tom Brady had a quarterback rating of 31.7. He had completed just 7-of-19 passes for 95 yards and threw an interception to D’Qwell Jackson.

He finished 32-of-52 for 418 yards, including 153 to Shane Vereen. Brady finished with two touchdown passes and a 91.7 rating. Oh yeah, he led the Patriots to their third miraculous win at Gillette Stadium this season, this time 27-26 over the Browns.

FOXBORO — No matter of the result of Monday’s MRI on the right knee of Rob Gronkowski, Patriots receiver Danny Amendola says the team has his back during whatever recovery period is needed.

“We’ve got his back, that’s for sure. Gronk’s a leader on the team. He’s one of the best. We’ve got his back whenever he comes back. It’s frustrating to see him go down. You feel for him.”

FOXBORO — The Patriots pulled out another late win, topping the Browns with 13 points in the last 1:09 for a 27-26 win over Cleveland to come away with the victory.

New England fell behind in this one and it looked bleak, particularly after Cleveland took a 26-14 lead late in the fourth quarter. But, quarterback Tom Brady put together an 11-play, 82-yard drive that ended with a 2-yard pass from Brady to Julian Edelman that made the score 26-21 with just over a minute left.

FOXBORO — Rob Gronkowski had to be carted off the field Sunday midway through the third quarter after taking a vicious shot to his lower right leg. Pro Football Talk reports that an MRI is scheduled for Monday but the initial reports are “not looking good” on his right knee. Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports (via twitter) cited a source in claiming that the tight end “suffered what’s believed to be a torn ACL.”