Originally written on CLNS Radio  |  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)
  Jim Rogash/ Getty Images   FOXBOROUGH, Mass- According to a report from USA Today, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski recently had an MRI to check a disk issue he experienced in his back, according to a source connected with USA Today.  The source, who spoke confidentially due to the Patriots strict policy about not revealing injuries to media, said that the disk was different than the one that required surgery in 2009. There is no decision at this juncture in regards to if he will need surgery.  Next week, he will see Dr. Robert Watkins a spine specialist in order to put a new plate into his forearm. If he does in fact need surgery, “Gronkowski will be back within the same time frame as his recovery from the arm injury” according to the report. The army injury occurred back in November during New England’s 59-24 win over Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts. The Amherst, N.Y. native caught 55 passes for 790 yards and 11 touchdowns in 11 games for New England last season. He is a...
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