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Rob Gronkowski reveals Earl Thomas tackle was the hardest he's ever been hit

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The Seahawks and Patriots faced off on Sunday Night Football in a tightly contested encounter that went down to the wire.

In the second quarter of the Seahawks’ eventual win over New England, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski took a hell of a shot from Seattle safety Earl Thomas.

Gronk was visibly in pain and struggled to his feet after the hit and speaking earlier today the feared receiver said it was the hardest tackle he's even been on the wrong end of.

Just to refresh your memory, here's a video clip of Gronkowski getting knocked off his feet.

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Gronkowski was helped off the field, and removed from the game to be checked for a concussion. Speaking after the game, the 27-year-old confirmed what everyone already knew.

“Yeah, that was a big hit for sure; probably one of the hardest I’ve got hit in my career for sure," Gronk said.

"[It was] by a good player; a good fast player who’s like a missile. It was a good, clean hit; nothing against it. I just took it and it just knocked the wind out of me a little bit, that’s all."

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"If you’ve ever gotten the wind knocked out of you, you know what that feels like. Just down for about a minute or two, it’s a little tough to breathe, but once it comes back, you’re good.”

There were reports circulating that the former Arizona star had suffered a punctured lung because of the hit but those have no been allayed.

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