"I knew he got injured, but I obviously didn't know the extent," Brady told WEEI-FM on Monday morning, via the Boston Herald. "He's such a great player. It sucks that he gets hurt, but it's part of the game, so heâs got to do his best to get back as soon as possible. We've got to go out there and win some games without him."
We've already said that the Patriots can get along just fine without Gronk for the next few weeks. He is a big part of the offense, but Brady said he expects one of their other weapons to step up and fill the void.
"He does a lot for us," Brady said. "I think there's a reason why you have other guys on the roster, too -- Visanthe (Shiancoe), Daniel Fells, (Aaron) Hernandez, Hooman (Michael Hoomanawanui), everyone has to step up with having Gronk out. ... No one cares what's going on with us. Weâve got to still go out there and win."
With this being such a huge story, here's some other links on the injury.
ESPN's Ron Jaworski says,"You don't replace Gronk" - Yeah, no shit.
WEEI writes on how Patriots need to learn to live without Gronk
Greg Bedard says the Gronk injury isn't the end of the world, and that you can't blame Belichick for putting him in for extra point
ESPN Stats and Information says Gronk is extremely valuable