Found May 20, 2013 on NFL Injury Report:
It was recently reported that New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski would require the fourth surgery on his injured forearm at some point this week. The Boston Herald confirmed yesterday that the time would be today, as Gronk is set to go under the knife this afternoon at Massachusetts General Hospital. The procedure will provide the Patriots a clearer timeframe for Gronkowski’s potential return. If the operation reveals that the infection that’s been in his arm has subsided, he’ll be on pace to return in time for the start of the regular season, depending on the status of his back. However, if the infection is found to be lingering, he’ll have to put the replacement of the plate in his arm on hold, further delaying his return. It will take doctors roughly a week to test for the infection. If it’s found to have been defeated, Gronk will be able to have the plate removed and begin his 10- to 11-week recovery process. As mentioned, there are also concerns surrounding the tight end’s back, which could further complicate his status. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt Looking for fantasy football advice?

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New England Patriots News from Around the Web: Daily Links for May 19, 2013

Happy Sunday, Patriots Fans! How about closing out this weekend with the best Patriots links from around the Internet. We'll do the work, so you don't have to!   WEEI Five Thoughts on Past, Present, and Future of Rob Gronkowski WEEI's Christopher Price breaks down the recent news of a potential surgery for Gronk and what it could mean for this season and beyond   NESN...
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