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


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.

52 responses to “Gronk will indeed have surgery next week, Dr. Andews will consult

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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?

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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

    Bills Fan

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. melkipershero says:
    May 16, 2013 9:47 PM
    All because an extra 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.

  14. …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?

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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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