11-19-2012, 06:50 AM
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski became the first tight end in NFL history to have three consecutive seasons with 10 or more receiving touchdowns during Sunday's 59-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts. Gronkowski also exited the game with what Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports is a broken bone in his forearm that will keep him out for four-to-six weeks. In addition to Gronkowski, first round defensive end Chandler Jones suffered an ankle injury in the first quarter and did not return. Jones had played in 90.63 percent of the Patriots' defensive snaps entering Sunday's game and has a team-high six sacks on the season, but his status for Thursday night's game against the New York Jets is in question. Colts No. 2 wide receiver Donnie Avery suffered a concussion and veteran defensive end Cory Redding was carted to the locker room with a hip injury. Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy suffered a concussion in the final two minutes of Sunday's 31-6 loss to the Washington Redskins. McCoy had 15 carries for 45 yards and six receptions for 67 yards against the Redskins, but his touchdown drought reached a third consecutive game. One can't help but wonder why the Eagles had their top running back in the game in the final two minutes of a blowout loss. An update on McCoy's status is expected on Monday. The Dallas Cowboys lost left tackle Tyron Smith to a high left ankle sprain in the first half of their 23-20 overtime win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Jermey Parnell replaced Smith, who is unlikely to play against the Redskins on Thanksgiving. " It's high ankle, which bothers the daylight out of you ," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. "But he was in good enough shape with it to go in, but we know how those things are. But man is he a focused young man and if anybody could fight through this level — and don't ask me what level I'm talking about — but the trainers were a little more than usual optimistic that it might not be as bad as it can be." Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert injured his right elbow on the opening series and was ably replaced by veteran Chad Henne, who completed 16-of-33 pass attempts for 354 yards with four touchdowns in the 43-37 overtime loss to the Houston Texans. Gabbert was initially listed as "probable" to return, but was downgraded to "questionable" then "doubtful" as Henne put points on the scoreboard.