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Patriots’ Gronkowski breaks forearm

Gronkowski (left) scores a touchdown in front of Indianapolis Colts inside linebacker Kavell Conner during the first half of their NFL football game in Foxborough, Massachusetts November 18, 2012. — Reuters picGronkowski (left) scores a touchdown in front of Indianapolis Colts inside linebacker Kavell Conner during the first half of their NFL football game in Foxborough, Massachusetts November 18, 2012. — Reuters pic

FOXBOROUGH, Nov 19 — New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski broke his forearm in yesterday’s 59-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts and could face six weeks out, NFL.com reported yesterday.

Gronkowski, who was a key part of the Patriots’ run to the Super Bowl last season with 17 touchdowns, had 137 yards and two touchdowns against the Colts before his injury.

Aaron Hernandez, the other part of the Patriots innovative twin tight end offense, has been out with an ankle injury since week seven.

Gronkowski has said he could be out for four to six weeks, NFL.com reported.

The Patriots (7-3) lead the AFC East by three games. — Reuters