Originally written on Down and Distance  |  Last updated 11/19/14

This year has been a rough one for New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski. Will Gronk be ready for week 1 in the 2013 season?(Photo credit: SBnation.com; Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) First, he broke his forearm in a week 11 matchup against Indianapolis while trying to block an extra point. Then, he re-broke the same arm in a divisional playoff win against the Houston Texans. During his second surgery on the injured arm, an infection was discovered. Following the surgery, he was put on a six-week antibiotic treatment to deal with the infection. Now, instead of a planned surgery to install a new plate in his arm, he is apparently (according to the Boston Herald) going to put that on hold and continue antibiotic treatments to be sure that the infection has cleared up. A source close to the situation said that they were going to “…hold off for a few weeks to make sure infection gone before going back in.” Gronkowski consulted with his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, as well as team officials, team doctors, and consultants from outside the organization and they decided that it would be best to put the surgery on hold to give the infection a better chance of clearing up. He WILL need another surgery to replace the plate in his arm and hold the bone together, and the recovery time is expected to be around 10 weeks. Depending on how long the surgery is being put off, at this point it looks like Gronkowski will be ready for week 1, barring any other setbacks. The beginning of his season could be at risk, though, if the infection lingers and persists further. If that occurs and it is found again during the surgery, the beginning of his season could be at risk.   What do you think? Will Rob Gronkowski be ready to suit up for the Pats in week 1? Follow us on twitter! @realsportskings @downanddistance @tadjohnson3 The post Patriots TE Gronkowski to Delay Surgery on Injured Forearm appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE - Presented by Sports-Kings.

Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

WATCH: Irving scores career-high 55, hits game winner

FCS star QB considering transferring to Oregon

Gronk on interest in his partying: 'I'm a baller'

Jim Harbaugh looking to flip No. 1 quarterback recruit

Colts' suspension of Richardson voids $3.1 million


Five players replacing the biggest names in Pac-12 for 2015

Report: Broncos hire Phillips as defensive coordinator

LeBron James misses Cavs-Blazers game due to wrist injury

Iceman: Thompson’s 37-point quarter doesn't break his record

Mayweather visited Pacquiao’s hotel room for private meeting

Seahawks GM: Russell Wilson's contract 'presents challenges'

Jimbo Fisher's extension could be worth $44 million

Morris twins investigated for possible assault

Padres are bringing back the brown pinstripes

Phil Jackson's old Knicks teams used to deflate balls

David Blatt: There should be more LeBron MVP talk

Richard Sherman, girlfriend expecting son during SB week

WATCH: Marshawn, Gronk play Mortal Kombat with Conan

Armstrong: I’d use PEDs again under same circumstances

Top five free agent quarterbacks

Report: NFL investigators to consult physicist on Deflategate

5 X-factors for Super Bowl XLIX

Best prop bets about the Super Bowl broadcast

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Blatt wants more LeBron MVP talk

Best Super Bowl ads of all-time

5 X-factors for Super Bowl XLIX

Ten worst teams to ever play in a SB

Six MLB teams going all-in on 2015

Patriots' keys to Super Bowl victory

Seahawks' keys to Super Bowl victory

DeflateGate ball could fetch $50K

Doug Baldwin ready for Revis Island

Top storylines for Super Bowl XLIX

Barnes unhappy with NBA over fine

Does MLB need more offense in the modern game?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.