Originally written on FF Locker Room  |  Last updated 11/20/14
According to a Boston Herald report, the Patriots and Rob Gronkowski will wait another couple weeks prior to finally deciding if surgery will be indicated or not. Word is that the team and Gronk want to wait to see if the infection will continue to get better with antibiotic treatment and rest before making the decision to take the hardware out and start from scratch. The move makes sense, as they need to be as cautious as possible and if they can achieve their desired effect with conservative measures, then that’s an avenue they should pursue. From what I’ve read about his situation, it seems as if surgery is the more likely outcome due to the persistence of this infection in Gronk’s forearm. I think, ultimately, surgery will be performed, but it’s a great move by the Pats and their medical staff to be safe and do everything in their power to avoid another surgical procedure. Keep this in mind: Every week that goes by, Gronk’s return to the field gets pushed back. Expect his rehab ...
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