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NFL愛國者皇朝一員 近端鋒格隆科斯基退役

2019/3/25 — 20:16

NFL超級碗衛冕球隊新英格蘭愛國者(New England Patriots)的明星近端鋒(Tight End)格隆科斯基(Rob Gronkowski)今天宣佈退役。

今年廿九歲的格隆科斯基自2010年打職業賽事後就一直為愛國者效力。9個球季共贏得三次超級碗,是球隊及整個美足聯盟其中一個最有代表性的球員。他是2017年美足電子遊戲《Madden》的封面人物,也五次入選明星隊。美國時間昨天(香港時間今早)在社交媒體宣佈退休(retiring)。

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未足30歲的身軀已帶著極多傷患,曾表示美足競賽對自己身體的傷害已很嚴重。身高接近2米,體重268磅的他擅以身體質素制勝,打法自然對身體要求極高。同時也帶來很多挑戰。自大學首次受重傷後,在職業賽季首兩季無大傷後,隨即每年都有重傷紀錄,2012年的前臂、腹股溝、踝關節相繼受傷,往後更試過一年五處地方受傷,至去季仍受背部、踝關節、腦震盪等困擾,絕難謂身體健康。

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

It all started at 20 years old on stage at the NFL draft when my dream came true, and now here I am about to turn 30 in a few months with a decision I feel is the biggest of my life so far. I will be retiring from the game of football today. I am so grateful for the opportunity that Mr. Kraft and Coach Belichick gave to me when drafting my silliness in 2010. My life experiences over the last 9 years have been amazing both on and off the field. The people I have meet, the relationships I have built, the championships I have been apart of, I just want to thank the whole New England Patriots organization for every opportunity I have been giving and learning the great values of life that I can apply to mine. Thank you to all of Pats Nation around the world for the incredible support since I have been apart of this 1st class organization. Thank you for everyone accepting who I am and the dedication I have put into my work to be the best player I could be. But now its time to move forward and move forward with a big smile knowing that the New England Patriots Organization, Pats Nation, and all my fans will be truly a big part of my heart for rest of my life. It was truly an incredible honor to play for such a great established organization and able to come in to continue and contribute to keep building success. To all my current and past teammates, thank you for making each team every year special to be apart of. I will truly miss you guys. Cheers to all who have been part of this journey, cheers to the past for the incredible memories, and a HUGE cheers to the uncertain of whats next.

Rob Gronkowski(@gronk)分享的貼文 於 張貼

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不過此等拼搏為他來豐厚戰績。職業生涯521 次接球、7,861 接球碼數、79次達陣、3次高捧超級碗,是聯盟中2010年代的「屈機級」球星人馬,也是任何球隊難以防守的近端鋒。

今天宣告退役,在社交媒體上表示,20歲開始打職業賽,如同夢想成真。「快到30歲了,我認為退役是我人生做過最大的決定。」他感謝愛國者球隊、班主、教練、前隊友及現時隊友。

愛國者四分衛布雷迪(Tom Brady)隨後在社交媒體回應:能在過去九年與你作賽,是我的榮幸。隊友、今年超級碗最有價值球員艾達文(Julian Edelman)發送合照,指格隆科斯基是世上最佳。與格隆科斯基接近同齡的德州人隊(Houston Texans)防守邊鋒J.J. Watt則發帖表示格隆科斯基的職業生涯美滿,他已做到最好。同樣年齡的芝加哥熊隊(Chicago Bears)哨鋒Kyle Long今天大讚他是聯盟最有統治力的球員。

格隆科斯基在近幾年大力推廣慈善活動,以及參與大量影視、商業活動,在球賽內外也極具影響力。可以相信,未來美足迷還會在各個媒介,經常見到他的身影。

 

 

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