Former Patriot Rob Gronkowski says he’s had 20 concussions in CBS News interview |

Former Patriot Rob Gronkowski says he’s had 20 concussions in CBS News interview

Zach Brendza
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) tries pulling away from Detroit Lions defensive back Glover Quin (27) during the second half of an NFL game Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Detroit.

For Gronk fans clamoring for a return to the NFL, you might want to watch his latest interview first.

The former New England Patriots tight end sat down with Reena Ninan of CBS News. In the interview, he said if he had a son, he would let him play football, but he would explain the risks involved with the game.

“(I would) educate him on what I went through, and I truly believe that any injury you receive is fixable.” Gronkowski said. “I went through it. I had nine surgeries and probably had, like, 20 concussions in my life — no lie. I remember five blackout ones.”

Gronkowski also confirmed he had a pint of blood drained from his body after a Super Bowl because of internal bleeding.

He retired in March after 9 seasons in the NFL. Gronkowski played in 115 games and had 521 catches for 7,861 yards, according to Pro Football Reference. He scored 79 touchdowns and was a part of three Super Bowl winning teams.

Zach Brendza is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Zach at 724-850-1288, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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