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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.

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53 Responses to “Gronkowski undergoes ankle surgery”
  1. melikefootball says: Feb 10, 2012 12:34 PM

    I guess all that lost the Super Bowl celebration dancing must of caused his ankle to flare up again.

  2. eaglesnoles05 says: Feb 10, 2012 12:34 PM

    Must’ve hurt it at that party?

  3. zaggs says: Feb 10, 2012 12:35 PM

    Its amazing what one can do when given class 2 painkillers.

  4. cakemixa says: Feb 10, 2012 12:37 PM

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

  5. Daboys says: Feb 10, 2012 12:37 PM

    I heard right before surgery he had his shirt off dancing on the table.

    Man the dude just does not know when to celebrate.

  6. nyyjetsknicks says: Feb 10, 2012 12:37 PM

    If this surgery keeps him from dancing, we all win.

  7. rgledz says: Feb 10, 2012 12:38 PM

    Yo soy fiesta baby!!

  8. claymatthewsisonsteroids says: Feb 10, 2012 12:38 PM

    Danced a little too hard?

  9. iamnotoleanderson says: Feb 10, 2012 12:38 PM

    Who makes the first obvious and predictable joke about Gronk dancing after the Super Bowl?

  10. annes22 says: Feb 10, 2012 12:38 PM

    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.

  11. zoellner25 says: Feb 10, 2012 12:39 PM

    is the surgery because of a football injury? or is the surgery because of shirtless dancing?

  12. terripet says: Feb 10, 2012 12:39 PM

    Did he hurt it DANCING

  13. 1captain1 says: Feb 10, 2012 12:40 PM

    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?

  14. enviroman08 says: Feb 10, 2012 12:42 PM

    All that dancing really screws your ankle up!

  15. situsavaisprier says: Feb 10, 2012 12:43 PM

    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.

  16. vicktator says: Feb 10, 2012 12:45 PM

    This should help his chances on Dancing with the Stars.

  17. pitchblack816 says: Feb 10, 2012 12:46 PM

    His ankle looked okay dancing shirtless after his Super Bowl loss

  18. quittsburghstoolers says: Feb 10, 2012 12:49 PM

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

  19. mdagnew1 says: Feb 10, 2012 1:01 PM

    you’re welcome Giants…

    signed Benard Pollard

  20. eaglesnoles05 says: Feb 10, 2012 1:01 PM

    @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.

  21. whatnojets says: Feb 10, 2012 1:03 PM

    Must have been from all that dancing me did AFTER the Super Bowl game!

  22. vincentbojackson says: Feb 10, 2012 1:10 PM

    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.

  23. dubblelznhell says: Feb 10, 2012 1:10 PM

    Everyone knew Gronk was gonna be a decoy because of his injury. They should’ve sat him at the last second and used his replacement as a potential hot hand

  24. maxbelmont says: Feb 10, 2012 1:15 PM

    What I always had a problem with was the broadcasters saying if Gronk was healthy then he would have caught it.

  25. tjjohnson98 says: Feb 10, 2012 1:19 PM

    Gisele said Tom Brady wouldn’t have needed surgery for that injury.

  26. johnnyb216 says: Feb 10, 2012 1:19 PM

    He must’ve aggrivated it dancing.

  27. 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.

    ___________________________________

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

  28. rigirl1818 says: Feb 10, 2012 1:33 PM

    Wow, its amazing how many people commented with the ‘hysterical’ dancing comments. The quick wit is simply astounding

  29. jg725 says: Feb 10, 2012 1:34 PM

    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

  30. boilerup1869 says: Feb 10, 2012 1:52 PM

    And Bernard “The Patriot-Destroyer” Pollard tallies another killshot

  31. jetropolitans says: Feb 10, 2012 2:00 PM

    clubs everywhere mourn

  32. 2sausage11 says: Feb 10, 2012 2:04 PM

    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.

    ___________________________________

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

    =================
    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.

  33. xxwhodatxx says: Feb 10, 2012 2:05 PM

    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.

  34. pkrjones says: Feb 10, 2012 2:07 PM

    I’m sure Bibi Jones is keeping him in good shape during his rehab.

  35. packattack1967 says: Feb 10, 2012 2:14 PM

    He was the dancing queen, looks like heaven, number eiggghhhtyyy sevennn

  36. 69finfan says: Feb 10, 2012 2:27 PM

    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?

  37. iamnotoleanderson says: Feb 10, 2012 2:31 PM

    I think there should be more focus and emphasis on Gronkowski being caught dancing on video after the Super Bowl. That’s important stuff right there.

  38. upyoursnfu says: Feb 10, 2012 2:32 PM

    He is the first player I have ever seen celebrate after losing.

  39. db105 says: Feb 10, 2012 2:41 PM

    Gronk will need surgery for a torn rotator cuff after one his monster spikes.

  40. iamnotoleanderson says: Feb 10, 2012 2:43 PM

    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?

  41. august1969 says: Feb 10, 2012 3:05 PM

    Man, if that is how Gronk mourns, I want to see him celebrate! It must be something! Get some video of THAT!!

  42. butkus54 says: Feb 10, 2012 3:09 PM

    … dancing with the stars next season ?…. who cares, Gronk is a fantasy league stud … heal well!

  43. chiadam says: Feb 10, 2012 3:10 PM

    When can he get back to dancing with glowsticks on speaker boxes?

  44. jakek2 says: Feb 10, 2012 3:11 PM

    Is Dr. Theodore that great of an ankle doctor that he only uses his first name like Madonna or Cher? That’s awesome!

  45. 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?

  46. iamnotoleanderson says: Feb 10, 2012 3:34 PM

    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.

  47. t16rich says: Feb 10, 2012 3:39 PM

    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.

  48. situsavaisprier says: Feb 10, 2012 3:42 PM

    @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.

  49. metitometin says: Feb 10, 2012 3:52 PM

    Would have liked to have seen what a healthy Gronk would have meant for the Super Bowl. My guess: The Pats would have prevailed.

  50. iamnotoleanderson says: Feb 10, 2012 4:30 PM

    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.

  51. east96st says: Feb 10, 2012 4:31 PM

    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”?

  52. banmeup says: Feb 10, 2012 4:32 PM

    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.

  53. CKL says: Feb 10, 2012 7:10 PM

    tjjohnson98 says:
    Feb 10, 2012 1:19 PM
    Gisele said Tom Brady wouldn’t have needed surgery for that injury.
    _______________________________
    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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