Pats put TE Gronkowski on IR with forearm injury

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -  

   The New England Patriots have placed tight end Rob Gronkowski on injured reserve with a forearm injury, guaranteeing he'll miss the rest of the season.
 
   Gronkowski broke his left arm on the Patriots' seventh offensive play of Sunday's 41-28 win over the Houston Texans in a divisional playoff game. He had missed five games with a broken left forearm before returning for the regular-season finale. The Patriots had a playoff bye before the game against the Texans.
 
   In 11 games this season, Gronkowski had 55 receptions for 790 yards and 11 touchdowns.
 
   New England (13-4) faces the Baltimore Ravens (12-6) in the AFC championship game for the second straight year on Sunday night.
 
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