Three-time Super Bowl champion Rob Gronkowski has a head injury — but don’t panic, this one is from a beer can thrown at the New England Patriots victory parade, not a hit by the Los Angeles Rams defense.
The tight end, whose 29-yard catch from Tom Brady in Super Bowl LIII was the only one in the red zone for either team, visited the “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Wednesday night to show off his wounds.
“The parade, millions of fans showed up to watch you and celebrate you, and you had to go ‘full Gronk’ for them,” Fallon marveled.
“The parade is hands down the best party, it’s the best experience anyone can go through,” Gronkowski replied. “We had 1.5 million people on the city of Boston, the Patriots Nation is always represented.”
Fallon went on to show a clip of a shirtless, possibly drunk, Gronkowski catching beers with one hand while riding a duck boat on Tuesday morning, before breaking out into a full air guitar performance.
“Hold on, I’ve got a story,” Gronkowski said. “There were five of those nipple shots thrown at one time, then five beers are thrown. Everyone in the duck boat is duking and dodging … we’re getting good practice in for next season, then the next thing you know, ‘POW’ — you see that?”
Gronk then pointed to a cut on his forehead as Fallon had the cameras zoom in on the Lombardi Trophy between them for a better view.
“Full beer can right to the face. I was bleeding all over on the parade on the duck boat. Then my dad is blocking the next shots and karate kicking a beer flying at me,” he said.
Gronk told Fallon that he wants to set Brady’s daughter up with one of his nephews and then responded to the often-asked question of whether he’ll be retiring from the NFL this season.
“There’s buzz everywhere that you’re going to be the next Hollywood action star karate kicking beers – you could be the next John Cena or Dwayne Johnson, would you be up for that?” Fallon asked.
“First off, I’ve got to see where I’m at. Right after the season, you can’t make a decision, it’s so emotional. You’ve got to settle down and see how your body responds,” Gronkowski responded, while explaining that he was supposed to come on the show Monday but had a shot to his quad and it was too painful. “But I know how to bounce back … always come back stronger.”
Watch the interview in the video above, and see Gronkowski and Fallon “crush” Liam Hemsworth and Jessica Williams in a game of “Catchphrase” below.”