bernard pollard rob gronkowski.jpgBaltimore Ravens robust security Bernard Pollard (31) pulls down New England Patriots tight finish Rob Gronkowski (87) after a cross reception in the course of the first half of the AFC Championship NFL soccer recreation Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photograph/Charles Krupa)

FOXBOROUGH — Baltimore Ravens security Bernard Pollard – keep in mind him? – donned his villainous
threads once more on Sunday, this time sidelining Rob Gronkowski after a third-quarter
sort out.

Gronkowski caught a 16-yard cross from Brady for a primary down, however
Pollard hit him at knee degree and the tight finish limped off the sphere with an
injured left ankle.

Gronkowski did return within the fourth quarter, however was not
focused for one more cross, ending with 5 catches for 87 yards.

He addressed
his standing after the sport, admitting it will be good to have two weeks of relaxation
earlier than enjoying the Tremendous Bowl.

“I am superb,” he stated with a wink, earlier than including, “I will take it
daily and all the things, and clearly attempt to get again onto the sphere as quick
as doable.”

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Tom Brady and the Patriots are way more intently linked to
Pollard than they want to be. Pollard, then with the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs,
hit Brady within the first recreation of the Patriots’ 2008 season opener and induced a
torn ACL that stored Brady out of the lineup for the rest of the season. A 12 months
later, within the 2009 common season finale, Pollard was on the sphere for
Houston Texans in the course of the play that injured Wes Welker and stored him out of the playoffs.

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