Now when it comes to metrics, the probability that any given player will get injured during an NFL season is fairly high. With players that are chosen to be on he cover of the popular football video game Madden, it shoots to an alarmingly high rate.
It seems as the Madden curse has claimed it’s latest victim, as Thursday it was announced that Patriots TE Rob Gronkowiki will need surgery to repair an injured back, sidelining for 8 months to possibly the remainder of the season. Gronk was named cover player just 7 months ago.
Fan everywhere are aware of this curse, and voiced their prophecy-like predictions on Twitter as soon as they learned Gronk was chosen.
Gronk as the Madden cover athlete was only a matter of time. His trip to injured reserve this coming is only a matter of time now, too.
— Peter Skerritt (@PeteSkerritt) May 12, 2016
Oh man Gronk on the cover of Madden .. He getting injured next SZN
— YODΔ (@PresNickSon_) May 12, 2016
GRONK IS FINALLY ON THE MADDEN COVER IF HE GETS INJURED ILL LOSE MY MIND
— GoldGlover (@_GoldGlover_) May 12, 2016
Gronk is on the cover of Madden 17, it will be a shame to see him get injured.
— Jarrett Middleton (@Middletron) May 12, 2016
So @EA y’all think y’all slick for making gronk the cover of madden !??. He better not get injured or I’m suing y’all for every penny.
— Parris (@ConterasJ) May 12, 2016
The problem with Gronk on the @EAMaddenNFL cover is that nobody will know if it’s the Madden curse or if he’s just injured like normal.
— Nick Tankersley (@NickTank5044) May 12, 2016
Gronk is on the madden 17 cover. I wonder when he’ll get injured? #MaddenCoverCurse ????
— Dustin Pfeiff (@dpjunky) May 12, 2016
@BruceNV The Patriots are doomed! Brady is suspended and Gronk will get injured via the Madden Curse, he’s on the 2017 cover.
— Corey Pride (@gatorboy) May 12, 2016
I’m so glad gronk is gonna be on Madden 17 cover. Dis means he gonna get injured next season n da Patriots gon suck on Madden
— Uzi Uzi ♍ (@Astronaut_Uzi) May 12, 2016
Nooooo. I do not want Gronk on the cover of Madden. I don’t want to see him get injured again
— Achilles (@Marquis____) May 13, 2016
Todd gurley deserves this madden cover 1000x over gronk but I don’t want him to get injured this season so Ima let that go
— ? (@jessecomfygod) May 13, 2016
Now that Rob Gronkowski is on the cover of Madden ’17, here’s a preview of what he’ll look like in 6 months: pic.twitter.com/im0UtI0FEX
— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) May 12, 2016