Report: Buccaneers’ Gronkowski’s Health Factored in His Retirement


The ongoing saga of the retirement of Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski makes more sense with this latest news. A new report from Diana Russini on ESPN radio gives us a better idea of why.

Russini reports that Gronkowski “isn’t healthy.”


“Gronk isn’t healthy,” Russini shared. “So that’s something that plays a big part in why he was able to be so open talking about retirement [on Tuesday]. I did reach out to some people with the Buccaneers organization to just see if they were buying it, and they are. They are. They believe that Gronk really is done. But, I feel like it’s important to add that there is a situation where there is some that believe late in the season and [Tom] Brady gives him a call and Gronk feels good then maybe that’s the situation [Gronk] comes back”

Russini continued,

“The health thing though, guys, like the health thing is real. Anyone that’s close to Gronk that I talk to a lot, it’s like, ‘He’s just not the same; he’s not the same guy.’ Gronk’s not coming back until he feels like he’s the elite tight end, the greatest in the game.”

Russini is vague about what is wrong with Gronkowski in her report. It is very concerning to hear Russini report that people close to him are saying, ‘He’s just not the same; he’s not the same guy.” Let’s hope it isn’t anything he can’t recover from.

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