Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 5/17/13

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)
After Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski spent last offseason doing fun things like going on dating shows, posing naked, being a bro in public, and partying harder than anyone else in the NFL, who would've thought he'd be spending the entire next year in the operating room? The Summer of Gronk sucks this year Gronk is already going in for his fourth (fourth!) arm surgery since November very soon. However, it appears he might have one other thing to worry about according to the reputable Mike Garafolo. USA Today: 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 person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the Patriots' policy of not publicly detailing injuries, said the issue is with a different disc than the one that needed to be shaved down in via surgery 2009 and that a final decision on whether surgery will ...
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