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Gronk will indeed have surgery next week, Dr. Andews will consult

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The Patriots will be hoping that the fourth time is a charm.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, tight end Rob Gronkowski will have his fourth arm surgery next week.  The specific date has not been selected.

Dr. James Andrews, we’re told, will serve as a consultant for the procedure, which will be performed by Dr. Jesse Jupiter.

The development means that doctors have determined that a lingering infection is finally gone.  The surgery will entail removal of the plate currently holding Gronkowski’s arm in place, and the replacement of it with a new one.

Gronkowski originally broke the arm during the 2012 regular season.  He returned for a divisional-round game against the Texans, and he broke it again.

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52 Responses to “Gronk will indeed have surgery next week, Dr. Andews will consult”
  1. justsomerandomguy24 says: May 16, 2013 9:28 PM

    Like I said before, I really hope his arm heals right and he is able to get back to football. Pats fan or not, the guy is exciting to watch.

  2. rollerino1 says: May 16, 2013 9:29 PM

    Dude’s arm is going to fall off.

  3. thesteelers says: May 16, 2013 9:30 PM

    Just retire already…

  4. officialgame says: May 16, 2013 9:32 PM

    This is starting to look more and more like the Pats rushed an injured player back into action before he was fully heeled. The second break was inexcusable behavior on the team’s part and its lingering effects cast a pall over Gronkowski’s future with the Pats as well as his future earnings.

  5. pamiho32332013 says: May 16, 2013 9:36 PM

    Note to self; “Do not draft Gronk in fantasy this upcoming year.”

  6. orivar says: May 16, 2013 9:43 PM

    I always wondered why people only use him?

  7. melkipershero says: May 16, 2013 9:47 PM

    All because an extra point..in a blowout.

  8. miguelromerorhpat says: May 16, 2013 10:08 PM

    Like pitbull says: DOOOONT STOOOOP THEE PAAAARTYYYYYY!!!

  9. cassrangers says: May 16, 2013 10:11 PM

    Is it just me? Or does anyone else get frustrated watching videos of this guy smashing through life partying, not taking care of his body, and now this is happening? Man, c’mon Gronk! There are literally MILLIONS of people out there that would love to have your talent! Don’t let it go to waste by not taking care of yourself! You’re not 16 anymore man! Getting old, that means start eating chicken, fish, and veggies! lol

  10. hawkforlife says: May 16, 2013 10:11 PM

    will entail removal of the plate currently holding Gronkowski’s arm in place

    That makes it sound as if his arm will fall off without the plate. Are you sure it’s that serious?

  11. td30 says: May 16, 2013 10:15 PM

    indeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed

  12. rhamrhoddy says: May 16, 2013 10:22 PM

    ~~ Doctor Jesse Jupiter ~~

    that’s awesome

  13. hookem6903 says: May 16, 2013 10:25 PM

    Dr. Jesse Jupiter. A cooler name has never been spoken.

  14. igotgamenj says: May 16, 2013 10:38 PM

    Next article we will be reading in Aug … Gronk set for retirement

  15. Giantspunk213 says: May 16, 2013 10:39 PM

    Jesse Jupiter sounds like it should’ve been the name of a character on the Jetsons.

  16. larrydavid7000 says: May 16, 2013 10:42 PM

    Like I said last month this guys career is OVER!!!!!! Sorry but true.

  17. raymondtx says: May 16, 2013 10:52 PM

    Jesse Jupiter? Is Dirk Diggler not available?

  18. andrewproughcfe says: May 16, 2013 10:54 PM

    They should cut him. He could develop an infection. Or diabetes.

    You never know.

    Cut him just to be sure.

  19. samapoc says: May 16, 2013 10:56 PM

    That’s going to hurt so much!!!

  20. hatetriot4life says: May 16, 2013 10:57 PM

    smh lmao all this over trying to blowout a scrub team to rack up stats well we all know y the pats restructured hid contract win win for pats if he comes back or falls off for cheap money …n hey they dropped love over diabetes figure that out classless organization …everyone needs to read spygate the untold story by brian oleary u will never look at the pats/tom/bill the same ever again

  21. logicalvoicesays says: May 16, 2013 11:01 PM

    Dr. Andrews is two faced. He’s to blame for the inital RGIII injury, not Shanhan or Robert. #OverratedDr

  22. maven2222 says: May 16, 2013 11:08 PM

    @officialgame the second break was a freak injury, nothing more nothing less. No need to point fingers

  23. edwinmoses says: May 16, 2013 11:20 PM

    justsomerandomguy24 says: May 16, 2013 9:28 PM

    Like I said before, I really hope his arm heals right and he is able to get back to football. Pats fan or not, the guy is exciting to watch.
    ————————————————————-
    Agreed. Just one minor adjustment…let’s make it week 2.

    Signed,
    Bills Fan

  24. helladonks says: May 16, 2013 11:23 PM

    Jesse Jupiter is a great 70′s porn star name

  25. drewzducks says: May 16, 2013 11:25 PM

    That’s Jesse “The Body” Jupiter.

  26. milwaukeeguy says: May 16, 2013 11:36 PM

    I think Dr. Jupiter also did the quadruple bypass on Mr. Spacely.

  27. dudermcrbohan says: May 16, 2013 11:44 PM

    Dr. Jesse Jupiter sounds like a porn name

  28. jpak12 says: May 16, 2013 11:46 PM

    Lol this is for that hatetriot dude that told ppl to read that spygate book… You do know that is a book written and the publishing was funded by a normal fan and cites no sources whatsoever it’s one crazy fans ideas. If I was stupid enough to drop 30 grand to publish a book I could do the same thing about any team… Also the author has had his licence for his “work” suspended and his pats suggests a history of fraud (mind you getting anyone to buy that book may be one of the most clever scams ever)

    So save your money folks skip the book

  29. dunkindan says: May 16, 2013 11:46 PM

    Andews .. sorry man. still much better than kurt.

  30. vjaxmyboy says: May 17, 2013 5:25 AM

    In my opinion this guy gets blasted for no reason and people like it. The guy played with a broken bone because he was giving everything he had in a playoff game and broke it again. The title should read Gronk is showing improvement , not hide itin the 3rd paragraph. I’d take him any day, he might be dumb but he defines a football player. Clutch Hustler .

    From a Chargers Fan

  31. patsfan13 says: May 17, 2013 6:33 AM

    What’s to say when the plate is replaced, the infection won’t return?

  32. lifelongfinfan says: May 17, 2013 6:43 AM

    He will be just fine. He will be ready by middle of August. I am a fins fan, and I tell you his career is ahead of him. Fun to watch.

  33. officialgame says: May 17, 2013 6:44 AM

    maven2222 says:
    May 16, 2013 11:08 PM
    @officialgame the second break was a freak injury, nothing more nothing less. No need to point fingers

    Believe what you want Maven but the facts are as follows: Gronkowski’s arm was broke week 11, a plate was put in to expedite the heeling process, he was still supposed to be out 6-8 weeks, and reinjured the same arm 4 weeks latter. Since then he had several complications due to infections. It is just my opinion but I feel he was brought back to play in the post season before he was completely heeled.

  34. SilentMajority says: May 17, 2013 6:54 AM

    I suppose we can assume that the original plate was not 100% sanitary when they put it in his arm…correct?

  35. camcameronsucks says: May 17, 2013 7:38 AM

    He actually returned against the Ravens in the AFC championship and broke it when attempting to make a catch by the sideline…..lawyered.

  36. jimmyt says: May 17, 2013 8:05 AM

    Man, that is one powerful STD to spread all the way to his arm like that.

  37. boyshole25 says: May 17, 2013 8:13 AM

    Jesse Jupiter? I thought Vic vinegar was operating

  38. jcfinest says: May 17, 2013 8:15 AM

    One armed Gronk. Still be the 1st TE taken in my fantasy draft.

  39. beachsidejames says: May 17, 2013 8:16 AM

    Fire Belechik and make Gronk head coach!

  40. patsfan87 says: May 17, 2013 8:28 AM

    Dr Jupiter is a world class hand surgeon who rebuilt my hand with all new artificial knuckles joint replacement surgery. And then he was the hand trauma surgeon on duty for a family member who was at the Boston Marathon finish line. You have no idea what this man has meant to a lot of people in this region.

  41. keepounding1234 says: May 17, 2013 8:30 AM

    hookem6903 says:
    May 16, 2013 10:25 PM
    Dr. Jesse Jupiter. A cooler name has never been spoken.
    ____________________________________
    “I beg to differ”
    Ming the merciless

  42. jimmyt says: May 17, 2013 8:37 AM

    Uh, jpak12, we don’t need a book to tell us that the Patriots are comfirmed, serial cheaters.

  43. patriotenvy says: May 17, 2013 9:00 AM

    melkipershero says:
    May 16, 2013 9:47 PM
    All because an extra point..in a blowout.

    ————————–
    I don’t know what your point was, but…
    Not really, it was the 2nd break, in the playoff game, that caused the problems. If he didn’t play in that game he would have healed up during off season and it wouldn’t be an issue.

  44. rc33 says: May 17, 2013 9:41 AM

    …can’t get this picture out of my head of Marvin the Martian with a scalpel in his hand.
    Dr, Jesse Jupiter? This is ridiculous.
    You sure the consulting physician is not Dr. Erin Andrews?

  45. jnbnet says: May 17, 2013 9:43 AM

    hatetriot4life says:
    May 16, 2013 10:57 PM
    …everyone needs to read spygate the untold story by brian oleary u will never look at the pats/tom/bill the same ever again

    ===========================
    You must have also enjoyed the publictions about the fake moon landings, Mothman and bigfoot.

  46. mornelithe says: May 17, 2013 10:07 AM

    Officialgame – The 2nd break was actually the result of Gronk falling again in a strange way, and nothing to do with the original break, other than the plate that went in.

    The reason is the plate created different pressure points along the bone, at the points where the plate ended. When he went down in his return game, he landed awkwardly, as Gronk usually does and it just happened to create enough pressure at one of the ends of the plate. His Doctor’s, and outside medical analysis had always said that’d be a risk during gameplay, and it was a matter of time kinda thing. The original break had completely healed by that time.

  47. troofbtold says: May 17, 2013 10:22 AM

    It was the Houston game.

  48. toddsage1billsfan says: May 17, 2013 10:31 AM

    Body slamming his bros in a club and double arm fist bumping can’t help the healing process. REALLY happy my favorite team is not on the hook for his contract. Amazing player when healthy, but he has burn bright and burn out quickly written all over his career unfortunately.

  49. crush22 says: May 17, 2013 10:57 AM

    maven2222 says:
    May 16, 2013 11:08 PM
    @officialgame the second break was a freak injury, nothing more nothing less. No need to point fingers

    ___________________________________

    If by freak injury, you mean re-injured by dancing shirtless with other men, then yes….it was a freak injury.

    I think the word freak is the only thing you are correct about.

  50. themackstrong says: May 17, 2013 11:08 AM

    Now Andrews can go around in the work misleading fans on healing timelines all in the spirit of making himself appear to be better Dr. When I think of him I think of him looking out RG3 and standing on the sidelines of the worst field in sports as his ACL is hanging by a thread.

  51. leo133074 says: May 17, 2013 11:25 AM

    You Overreacting mouth breathers go ahead and pass on him in fantasy drafts. I will take him and enjoy his 1000+ yds and 10+ tds.

  52. officialgame says: May 17, 2013 12:02 PM

    For the record I knew it was the plate, not the bone that cause issues and plates are commonly used to get athletes back playing faster. My original post should have included this is common practice by ALL pro teams. I don’t want to leave the impression the Pats are the only ones doing this type of surgery.

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