Originally written on Thacover2  |  Last updated 11/17/14

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 02: Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots celebrate after teaming up for a first quarter touchdown against the New York Giants on September 2, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski got some good news regarding his broken forearm recently.  He may be about to receive some more bad news, that could be critical to the Patriots 2013 season. Mike Garafolo of USA Today is reporting that Gronkowski may need to have back surgery to repair a disc issue. The New England Patriots’ tight end recently underwent an MRI on his back to check on a disc issue he had dating back to last season, a person informed of Gronkowski’s medical status told USA TODAY Sports. The source did not want to be revealed, because of the Patriots’ policy of not publicly detailing injuries. The source also said the issue is with a different disc and not the one that gave him problems coming out of college. Gronkowski need to have a disc shaved down via surgery 2009. A final decision on whether surgery will be required has not yet been made. The person said Gronkowski will see noted spine specialist Robert Watkins in the near future, and not until h...
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