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Report: Gronkowski had third surgery

Posted by ahart on February 26, 2013 – 11:11 am

According to ESPN, Patriots Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski underwent another procedure on his surgically repaired left forearm last week. The report indicates this surgery – the tight end’s third since originally breaking the forearm last Nov. 18 against the Colts – was to deal with an infection in the arm that came after a second surgery following a re-break of the arm in the playoffs against Houston on Jan. 13.

“The infection was caught early enough that Gronkowski is not expected to miss any extended time, according to those familiar with the surgery,” ESPN reports.

Gronkowski – who was out of a cast and optimistic in a recent interview with Patriots Today on Patriots.com — is still expected to be ready for training camp.

This third surgery could also be the reason that Gronkowski pulled out of a previous commitment to work the red carpet at the Oscars as a correspondent for the Rich Eisen Podcast on NFL.com.


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5 Responses to “Report: Gronkowski had third surgery”

  1. By paul young on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Good thing they picked up Jake Ballard last year. I’m looking forward to seing him in a Patriots uniform.

    I sure hope they DID start treatment on that infection quickly. That’s NOT a good complication to be dealing with….

  2. By Anthony Powell on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    This Kid just can’t catch a break he is heading down the road of having a Disappointing NFL Career

  3. By Brooklyn Matt on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Gronk-A-Ding-Dong was gonna work the red carpet? Really?
    I volunteer to lock this goon up and read comic books to him for the entire duration of the off-season.
    Someone needs to teach this guy how to use time.

    Working the red carpet for the Oscars? How irrelevant is that for a football player?
    It’s almost as bad as Andy not knowing who Curious George is.

    ‘tween the two of you, nary a brain resides. gawd.

  4. By Jim Dagon on Feb 27, 2013 | Reply

    Bill Belichick Has A Eat Right Plenty Of Rest During Your Off Time And As A Player! And Is Mandatory When You Are HURT! Or INJURED!This Does NOT! Mean Partying! Or Go Out Dancing And Drinking! And Giving Your Buddy A Body Slam! Or A DDT On A Stage! I Know It Is A Infection? But Might Be Something More Serious!
    patfan72

  5. By mary poponak on Feb 28, 2013 | Reply

    As 25 year ER. nurse I felt from the beginning that Rob was playing too soon and didn’t let the arm completely heal But what do I know I’m just a nurse.I hope they really let this heal and I mean realy give it a rest . We have got to make sure these guys are healthy when playing such a physicle sport.

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