While there’s still some uncertainty about when Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will be recovered from his broken forearm, there’s at least some clarity about the near-term prognosis.
He won’t have another surgery — yet — as doctors wait to see if the infection in his left arm will clear up.
According to Karen Guregian and Ron Borges of the Boston Herald, doctors have decided to continue antibiotics instead of a procedure to look inside his arm and install a new protective plate.
”Gonna hold off for a few weeks to make sure infection gone before going back in,” a source told the Herald.
Gronkowski, his agent and team officials met with doctors to determine the next steps, before deciding to stay the course.
If they have to go in to clear out the infection, and then replace the plate later (which requires a 10-week recovery) his status for the start of the regular season will be in question.