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Rob Gronkowski’s surgery has concluded

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Surgery on Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski’s back has concluded, a source told PFT’s Mike Florio on Tuesday.

It is believed the surgery, conducted Tuesday, was successful, the source told PFT.

At present, it’s not yet certain when Gronkowski — one of the game’s top all-around performers at his position — will again be ready to play. The Pro Bowl tight end was bothered by a forearm injury /infection late in the 2012 campaign and into this offseason before the back issue became a primary concern.

Gronkowski, 24, caught 55 passes for 790 yards and 11 touchdowns in just 11 regular-season games in 2012. Slightly more than one-in-five of his career regular-season catches have gone for touchdowns (38 TDs, 187 receptions).

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34 Responses to “Rob Gronkowski’s surgery has concluded”
  1. thesteelers says: Jun 18, 2013 5:12 PM

    You should add a Gronkowski surgery ticker to place under the arrest ticker.

  2. ingloriousmaster says: Jun 18, 2013 5:15 PM

    Get well soon, Gronk!

  3. tindeaux says: Jun 18, 2013 5:15 PM

    Gron has become injury prone ever since he hooked up with bibi. unclean blood!!!

  4. johnnyjagfan says: Jun 18, 2013 5:17 PM

    I hope he comes back and continues to dominate. The guy got jobbed in the second break. PAT blocking? The only way that guy is on the PAT team is if we’re on offense and its a fake with the attempt being a pass to him where no one else can get to it.

  5. hyzers says: Jun 18, 2013 5:20 PM

    All of these injuries are karma for his cheap shot crack back block on Kyle Vanden Bosche which required neck surgery.

  6. charger88 says: Jun 18, 2013 5:22 PM

    You’re back would be messed up too if you were hopping fences and lifting up strippers and pornstars in the off season. Give the guy a break. He’s a professional.

  7. shageman13 says: Jun 18, 2013 5:23 PM

    At what point do you just admit that all of your Gronk info comes straight from Rosenhaus?

  8. leggett17 says: Jun 18, 2013 5:23 PM

    He will never be as good as Kellen Winslow Jr.

  9. rc33 says: Jun 18, 2013 5:26 PM

    Can Los Angeles-based orthopedic surgeons be trusted to maintain their concentration the same week Man of Steel opened up? Mesuspects Gronk may be worse off now than prior to.

  10. apkyletexas says: Jun 18, 2013 5:28 PM

    Next week, Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr will conduct brain replacement surgery on the Gronk. He’s going to give him the brain of Tim Tebow. Gronk might not score as many touchdowns with the new brain, but the Pats will be happy that he won’t be dancing shirtless with porn stars as often either.

  11. bandzz says: Jun 18, 2013 5:29 PM

    WHO CARES!???

  12. bandzz says: Jun 18, 2013 5:30 PM

    WHO CARES!!??

  13. pioniere says: Jun 18, 2013 5:31 PM

    Yes, but what was Tebow’s reaction?

  14. vincentbojackson says: Jun 18, 2013 5:35 PM

    Vegas has the over/under on when his next surgery will take place at 7 weeks.

    Put the kid’s college fund on the under.

  15. jebbiesmallz says: Jun 18, 2013 5:36 PM

    “This surgery was a failure” said no doctor, ever.

  16. skoobyfl says: Jun 18, 2013 5:39 PM

    He’s only 24, one might think he could heal up by October.

  17. rooneyruleblues says: Jun 18, 2013 5:44 PM

    All the Kings horses and all of his men were really busy trying to put Rob Gronkowski back together again.

  18. dirtydrew says: Jun 18, 2013 5:45 PM

    If “Gronk” was on the Bucs or the Bills, we would not be receiving this coverage. Can we ever escape the east coast bias? Why don’t you tell us how Tim Tebow is doing.

  19. grpatriot says: Jun 18, 2013 5:58 PM

    Get well before the play offs… That’s when it’ crutial.

  20. elwayfanj says: Jun 18, 2013 6:08 PM

    The big guy is falling apart

  21. ampats says: Jun 18, 2013 6:15 PM

    Much like the Six Million Dollar Man , Gronk has his new rebuilt Bionic Arm that will catch more TD’s and back for difficult acrobatic catches.

    And based on some of the comments above who can imagine why a 24 year old single NFL Superstar would allow himself to be involved with a porn star, dance shirtless and party ???

  22. NotoriousKDV says: Jun 18, 2013 6:18 PM

    Gronk’s had his umpteenth surgery, Hernandez is a person of interest in a homicide investigation. They may have to play Tebow at TE after all.

  23. farvite says: Jun 18, 2013 6:27 PM

    So has his NFL career.

  24. db105 says: Jun 18, 2013 6:32 PM

    Best way to heal from back surgery is to wrestle. Is he collecting worker’s comp?

  25. prijak1 says: Jun 18, 2013 6:37 PM

    🏈🏈🏈🏈 go Gronk! Please help Tom Brady get a 4th ring ! 🏈🏈🏈

  26. kissbillsrings says: Jun 18, 2013 6:37 PM

    it’s just a flesh wound….

  27. apkyletexas says: Jun 18, 2013 6:38 PM

    ampats says:

    “And based on some of the comments above who can imagine why a 24 year old single NFL Superstar would allow himself to be involved with a porn star, dance shirtless and party ???”

    =======================

    The answer is obvious: “Because he can”.

    But I always ask a more pointed question in these situations: “Is that what Jerry Rice did in the off-season?”

    If the poor son of a Mississippi brick mason could use his legendary off-season workouts to turn himself into a Super Bowl MVP and a 12-time All Pro and the greatest receiver ever, maybe someone like Gronk could learn a thing or two from his work ethic.

  28. dicktrickle97 says: Jun 18, 2013 6:53 PM

    another way the patriots can cheat now they have the bionic man on there team, the dude is going to made out of metal if he gets any more work done

  29. j0esixpack says: Jun 18, 2013 7:38 PM

    While Gronk COULD be ready for the regular season it would make more sense to put him on PUP for the first six weeks, in the hopes he’s fully healthy for the playoffs for the first time in his career.

    If for some reason Hernandez gets embroiled in legal issues that plan could change. But between Ballard and Tebow the Pats have other options at HB/TE even without Hernandez and Gronk.

  30. bigwii says: Jun 18, 2013 8:07 PM

    Cue the doubtful haters that want nothing more than to see the Pats fail.

  31. giantssb42champs says: Jun 18, 2013 9:20 PM

    First ballot HOFer

  32. dontbuttslapyourlawyer says: Jun 18, 2013 9:50 PM

    As a ravens fan, and a fan of football in general, I have no desire to see the patriots fail. But you pats fans would do well to stop kidding yourselves and acknowledge that gronks body is breaking down, and he’s young to be having so many surgeries.. I give him 2 years in the league at most. He’s one awkward pile up from breaking his forearm AGAIN…

  33. swagger52 says: Jun 18, 2013 11:24 PM

    Gronk = Humpty Dumpty
    Hernandez = HamBurgler
    Brady = Wuss with no arm strength

    They still may win the AFC LLeast

  34. saintsfan1111 says: Jun 18, 2013 11:28 PM

    How many nurses has gronk nailed?

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