Gronk to consider his future

05 February 2018 09:54:26 EST

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has refused to be drawn on his NFL future, after his side suffered a Super Bowl defeat at the hands of the Philadelphia Eagles.

The 28-year-old has been a key figure for the Pats in recent seasons, but has suffered a number of serious injuries, forcing him to undergo operations on his back, arm and ankle.

I'm going to sit down in the next couple weeks and see where I'm at.

Rob Gronkowski

That catalogue of problems has clearly left Gronkowski unsure about exactly what the future holds, despite him having another season left on his current contract.

He told reporters when asked whether he might opt to leave the NFL: "I don't know how you heard that, but I'm definitely going to look at my future. I'm going to sit down in the next couple weeks and see where I'm at.

"I'm not ready for these types of questions right now. I'm just going to sit down, reflect on the season and talk to my team-mates.

"We fought all year long. All the receivers, running backs, linemen, I mean, we put all the work in together.

"I'm just going to reflect on the season, probably with the boys, and see what happens from there."

Gronkowski has won two NFL Championship with the Patriots, in 2015 and 2017, while being also being part of the team beaten by the New York Giants in the Super Bowl of 2011.

He has earned a place at the Pro Bowl on five occasions and has scored 77 touchdowns in the NFL career to date.

Meanwhile, the Patriots are 7/4 to win the AFC Championship next season and are 5/1 to claim victory in Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta .

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