Gronkowski undergoes ankle surgery

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Lost in the discussion about Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski’s post-Super Bowl dancing: Gronkowski did everything possible to help his team before and during Super Bowl XLVI despite a serious ankle injury.

Gronkowski caught two passes for 26 yards while playing on a high ankle sprain that ultimately required surgery Friday morning.

Liz Mullen of the SportsBusiness Journal first reported that Gronkowski underwent surgery. Florio has confirmed the report and adds that Gronkowski is expected to be fully ready for the start of Organized Team Activities. The scope was done by Pats ankle specialist Dr. Theodore. PFT reported before the Pro Bowl that Gronkowski was likely to have surgery after the season.

The surgery was required because of ligament damage in Gronk’s ankle. It is expected to diminish Gronkowski’s ability to soy fiesta in the coming weeks.

53 responses to “Gronkowski undergoes ankle surgery

  1. Was the surgery required due to the Ravens game, or was it from the dancing? Bet he’s sorry for party rockin’!

  2. Probably didn’t help his ankle with his dancing after the loss. Guess he figured he was having the surgery anyway, so it didn’t matter.

  3. I have a bad day at work and I’m supposed to go home and sulk for the whole weekend?

    Heck no, I’m gonna party like it’s 1999!

    What’s the big deal?

  4. Gronk is just another player that people are trying to have fun with over that video. I see nothing wrong with him doing that. Everyone does different things after a Super Bowl win or a Super Bowl loss. Plus, he didn’t violate anything so it was fine. Get well soon Gronk.

  5. At least Rob didn’t try that lame old Boston trick by
    putting ketchup on his sock like Curt Schilling did…

  6. @situsavaisprier- anyone who really sees something wrong with him partying needs to realize that they don’t get to decide what people do or don’t do, and shouldn’t let it gt their panties in a wad when they disagree with a choice someone makes to go to a club after the biggest night of their life (which is also the biggest party in sports superbowl).

    I just raz him cuz that’s what these boards is for: razzing players. No one should take anymore offense to people talking mess about Gronk partying with an ankle than they do for him partying in the 1st place.

  7. Hopefully while he was out they scoped his head too. This guy seriously needs an upgrade on his operating system.

    Maybe Gronk 2.0 will be able to form a logical thought and communicate it effectively.

  8. Gronkowski did everything possible to help his team before and during Super Bowl XLVI despite a serious ankle injury.

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    Noooot really. He coulda made that catch against Blackburn &/or the final Hail Mary.

  9. the fact that he was in such a partying mood after gimping through a super bowl loss is really pathetic….
    And anyone who says “it’s ok” has never played a competitive sport in their life… or competed seriously in anything for that matter – when you lay it all on the line to win at anything – and lose – you are not very happy

  10. bearsrulepackdrool says:
    Feb 10, 2012 1:21 PM
    Gronkowski did everything possible to help his team before and during Super Bowl XLVI despite a serious ankle injury.

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    Noooot really. He coulda made that catch against Blackburn &/or the final Hail Mary.

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    Kind of hard to jump and run on a bad ankle. On the hail mary he just ran 50yrds down field! I was really surprised he was even down there to even try to catch it.

  11. Wow they got some comedians in here all with the same tired ass jokes. “he hurt it at the party” it’s the most obvious joke you could make. You all are PATHETIC.

  12. Well, you no how the first post surgery interview is going to go; How’s the ankle after surgerey Gronk; it’s good we’re taking it one dasy at a time, rehabing day by day, one day at a time, day by day…….one day…….day by …….. what was the question again?

  13. upyoursnfu says:
    He is the first player I have ever seen celebrate after losing.

    There’s a reason for that.

    Seriously, how do you know players didn’t do the exact same thing 10, 20, 40 years ago, back when everyone didn’t have a video recording device on their phone and a medium to post it on?

  14. “Seriously, how do you know players didn’t do the exact same thing 10, 20, 40 years ago, back when everyone didn’t have a video recording device on their phone and a medium to post it on?”

    Fair enough point. What’s your excuse for the last five years when everyone did?

  15. east96st says:
    Feb 10, 2012 3:20 PM
    “Seriously, how do you know players didn’t do the exact same thing 10, 20, 40 years ago, back when everyone didn’t have a video recording device on their phone and a medium to post it on?”

    Fair enough point. What’s your excuse for the last five years when everyone did?

    1. Not everyone did five years ago.

    2. No “excuse”- there’s a first for everything.

    More bad news- Gronk was at the Celtics game last night and looked like he was having a really good time. And the fans cheered him, despite the dancing video.

  16. Dancing with the stars!!!! Get ready for a healthy Gronk!!!! It’s funny when your ankle is more ready for your dance performance instead of your first Super Bowl performance.

  17. @eaglesnoles05

    Yeah man definitely no problem. Mine was just a general statement. In fact I intended it to be for the media more than anything. This is because the media is known for blowing things out of proportion and really gives you one side of a story. So it’s all good man, no problem at all.

  18. jg725 says:
    the fact that he was in such a partying mood after gimping through a super bowl loss is really pathetic….
    And anyone who says “it’s ok” has never played a competitive sport in their life… or competed seriously in anything for that matter – when you lay it all on the line to win at anything – and lose – you are not very happy

    GLAD to see you feel qualified to speak for everyone that has ever played in a competitive sport.

  19. iamnotoleanderson – Well, if want to nitpick,
    1) not “everyone” has them today, either.
    2) first time for everything? Then you are contradicting your previous post where you imply that players did it in the past and there were no cellphones to record it.
    3) They cheered a Patriot player at a Celtics game? Wow, That’s shocking. That proves what? That Boston fans like other Boston based teams? Who would have thunk it? Also, why do you perceive that as “bad news”?

  20. He should have had brain surgery. The guy is a class A moron. I wonder if he is going to take it day by day. That’s all I’m gonna say.

  21. tjjohnson98 says:
    Feb 10, 2012 1:19 PM
    Gisele said Tom Brady wouldn’t have needed surgery for that injury.
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    That was funny as heck, well played. 🙂

    I heard Marcellus Wiley say that when he hurt his achilles his doc told him to enjoy his 4th of July weekend and he’d operate the following week. Point being, he couldn’t make it worse by anything he did before surgery. I’m pretty sure that Gronk wouldn’t have been on the field if he could have suffered further structural damage to it. Same goes for dancing.

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