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As thoughts turn to Ravens, AFC title game, Belichick, Patriots await Gronkowski update

  • New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, rear, reaches for a pass in front of Houston Texans linebacker Barrett Ruud (54) during the first half of an AFC divisional playoff NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. The pass fell incomplete and Gronkowski was injured on the play and did not return. Gronkowski missed five regular-season games with a broken left forearm. The Patriots won 41-28. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)The Associated Press

  • New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) warms up before an AFC divisional playoff NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. Gronkowski went to the locker room with an arm injury midway through the first quarter, and did not return. Gronkowski missed five regular-season games with a broken left forearm. The Patriots won 41-28. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)The Associated Press

  • New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick waves to spectators following an AFC divisional playoff NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. The Patriots defeated the Texans 41-28. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)The Associated Press

Patriots coach Bill Belichick is providing no update on injured tight end Rob Gronkowski.

Belichick said during a conference call Monday that he had nothing to add to his comments following New England's 41-28 win over the Houston Texans in a divisional playoff game Sunday. He said then he wasn't sure if Gronkowski had broken his arm.

Gronkowski needs season-ending surgery after breaking the left arm he originally injured Nov. 18 in a win over Indianapolis, a person with knowledge of the injury told The Associated Press.

Running back Danny Woodhead didn't return after hurting his thumb on the Patriots' first offensive play. Belichick said Monday he could have played if necessary.

The Patriots (13-4) host the Baltimore Ravens (12-6) in the AFC championship game Sunday.

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