Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots is among at least 41 National Football League players who have had a season-ending knee injury this season, a 64 percent increase from 2011 that comes as defenders have sought to avoid penalties and fines for hits to the head.
St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford and Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne will miss the rest of the season after tearing knee ligaments, two of the injuries sustained by National Football League starting players yesterday.
The Seattle Seahawks needed a goal- line stand from their defense to pull out a 14-9 win over the St. Louis Rams in a “Monday Night Football” game in which they were held to a season-low 135 yards of offense.
Tim Tebow convinced the Denver Broncos he was worthy of a first-round draft pick. Fellow quarterbacks Jimmy Clausen and Colt McCoy are still waiting to see which National Football League team chooses them.