Rob Gronkowski says he 'probably had, like, 20 concussions' in his career

 msn.com  09/14/2019 00:00:00   Liz Roscher
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Retired New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski revealed in a recent sit-down with CBS News that he had endured an alarming 20 concussions while playing in the NFL.

The topic came up when interviewer Reena Ninan asked him if hed let his son play football. Gronkowski answered by saying he would, but would make sure his son was educated about what he went through during his career in football, including the many, many injuries.

.@RobGronkowski told CBSN's @reenaninan that he'd let his son play football only after educating him about what he went through in the game.

He said he had about "nine surgeries, probably had 20 concussions" playing football. https://t.co/CYw25maOgo pic.twitter.com/dltWn6Y4k2

 CBS News (@CBSNews) September 12, 2019

I would let my son play football, but first off I would educate him on the game. Educate him on what I went through. I truly believe any injury that you receiver is fixable. I went through it. I had nine surgeries. Probably had like 20 concussions in my life, like no lie. I remember five, like blackout ones.

Around 20 concussions, including 5 that caused him to lose consciousness. Thats an overwhelming number. Its probably a good idea that Gronk stays retired, despite everyone asking him if hed ever return to the NFL.

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It doesnt seem like Gronk wants to come out of retirement, though. He told Ninan that hed really have to be ensorcelled to come back to the NFL, even if he could play a different position.

Asked if he'd return to the #NFL or change positions, @RobGronkowski says, "I have to really be feeling it" to come back https://t.co/CYw25maOgo pic.twitter.com/KYuvafiBji

 CBS News (@CBSNews) September 12, 2019

A lot of people are like Are you gonna come back as a wide receiver? Im thinking in my head Im gonna start telling people Im gonna be a safety or something... Its the same answer I have with everyone. I have to be really feeling it to come back. Im in a good place right now.

Gronk knows his own mind. And the best thing for him (and his brain) is to enjoy retirement and never look back.

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