Found June 17, 2013 on Helmet2Helmet:
On Tuesday, Rob Gronkowski will undergo back surgery, his seventh time going under the knife and second procedure on his worrisome back. The Patriots have been tight-lipped regarding his recovery -- and not by choice. Appearing on SportsCenter Monday, ESPN's Ed Werder reported that the Pats legitimately have no idea when the All-Pro tight end will return. "The fact is the Patriots really don't know when he's gonna come back," Werder said, via Rotoworld. With Gronkowski's future uncertain, Patriots coach Bill Belichick has put together "many contingencies," including carrying seven tight-ends on the 90-man roster. Belichick and Co. will have a better idea of Gronk's timetable after Tuesday; he's widely expected to be sidelined 12 weeks, putting his Week 1 status in serious jeopardy. Knowing Belichick, it wouldn't be surprising to see Gronk end up on the PUP list, missing the first regular season games. Of course, this is al...

How Many Rings Will Gronk COST the Pats?

 Tight end Rob Gronkowski has only been in the NFL for three seasons, but his impact on the New England Patriots franchise history books has already been felt.  Record-setting regular season touchdown totals are nice for the resume, however Super Bowl rings go a lot further, and one can argue that when it comes down to crunch time, Gronk has done nothing to help add any rings of...

Patriots reportedly optimistic Rob Gronkowski will be ready for the regular season

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the New England Patriots are optimistic that tight end Rob Gronkowski will be ready for the regular season after undergoing his second back surgery this offseason. Best update I got on Gronk's availability for 2013: Source: "He could be ready for the season." Patriots holding out hope. Many factors — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet...

Rob Gronkowski back surgery today was successful

(Steven Senne/AP) FOXBOROUGH, Mass.--  According to Tom E. Curran of, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski underwent successful back surgery today.   The surgery was performed by Dr. Robert Watkins, who also performed back surgery on New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul at Marina Del Ray Hospital in California recently. Like Gronkowski, Pierre-Paul’s...

Gronk’s second back surgery reportedly a success

According to, today’s back surgery from today is being considered a success for Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. 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. It’s already been confirmed that Gronk will...

Pats' Gronkowski has back surgery

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has undergone back surgery.

Rob Gronkowski to Start Preseason on PUP List for Patriots

Rob Gronkowski‘s back surgery was, by all accounts, a success. Now, he starts the long road to recovery. Gronk will likely need about 12 weeks of recovery time before he’s ready to rejoin the Patriots on the field. So, with that in mind, the All-Pro tight end will start the preseason on the physically-unable-to-perform (PUP) list, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network...

2013 NFL Scouting: Questions at Tight End Could Spell Trouble for the Patriots

There's no question that when Rob Gronkowski is healthy, he's the best tight end in the league. Unfortunately for New England, that qualifier is becoming more and more of a problem for the uniquely talented play maker. Now that he's undergone yet another surgery this offseason, the Patriots must be considering what to do without him in the lineup, at least for the...

Rob Gronkowski Undergoes Successful Back Surgery for Fourth Operation of Year

FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski underwent back surgery on Tuesday, his fourth operation this year. The latest surgery was performed by Dr. Robert Watkins and was successful, said Drew Rosenhaus, Gronkowski’s agent. On May 20, the Patriots star had the most recent operation on the left forearm that he broke on Nov. 18 while blocking for an extra...

Patriots get mixed bag of news regarding tight ends

Good news certainly doesn't last long these days when it comes to the New England Patriots' tight end squad. On Tuesday, it lasted less than an hour.On the heels of a Twitter post from a family member congratulating Rob Gronkowski on his "successful" back surgery, reported Tuesday that fellow tight end Aaron Hernandez has been questioned by police investigating...

Report: Patriots Clueless As To When Rob Gronkowski Will Return

ESPN’s Ed Werder reported Monday on SportsCenter that the New England Patriots legitimately do not know when tight end Rob Gronkowski will return from his most recent back surgery. In addition to the multiple surgeries Gronkowski has had on his arm, Gronk’s most recent trip under the knife was an attempt to fix his back – the second time such an operation has been performed...

Aaron Hernandez reportedly questioned by police in homicide probe

With Rob Gronkowski having undergone back surgery on Tuesday, the last thing the New England Patriots need is to lose fellow tight end Aaron Hernandez. That is why Pats fans will likely hold their collective breath when they hear that Hernandez is reportedly being questioned by police in connection with a homicide that may have [...]
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