A health history

Rob Gronkowski is arguably the best tight end in NFL history — physically dominant with a rare blend of power and skill that has transformed the position. But he’s also an oft-injured player, having missed more than 20 games in his NFL career because of aches, pains and surgeries.

2017: Thigh

Missed Week 5 against Tampa Bay with a thigh injury.

2018: Concussion

Following the 2017 regular season, was knocked out of the AFC Championship Game after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit.

2016: Hamstring, chest

Missed three games dealing with a hamstring injury and later a bruised sternum.

2015: Knee

A gruesome-looking hit to his previously surgically repaired right knee against the Broncos cost him one game.

2013: Back, knee, concussion

It was a rough year. He underwent surgery in June on a fractured vertebra and missed six regular-season games. On Dec. 8 game against Cleveland, he tore both the ACL and MCL in his right knee, and also suffered a concussion on the play.

2012: Forearm

His arm has perhaps been most troublesome. He broke his left forearm in a Nov. 8 game against the Colts, forcing him to have surgery and miss five games. He returned for the final regular-season game, but broke the same arm in a January 2013 playoff game against Houston, missing the next playoff game against Baltimore.

2012: Ankle

Following the 2011 regular season, played in Super Bowl XLVI with an ankle injury suffered earlier in the AFC Championship Game.