Found May 19, 2013 on Pro Football Zone:
According to the Boston Herald, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is scheduled to undergo his fourth surgery on his forearm on Monday. The Patriots tight end will have a fourth procedure performed on his left forearm tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Massachusetts General Hospital, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.   The date was somewhat up in the air, but come tomorrow Gronk will have some definitive answers about whether he’s finally free and clear from an infection that’s dogged him for months.   It’s been widely reported that Dr. Jesse Jupiter will perform the surgery. According to MGH’s website, Jupiter specializes in the care of traumatic and reconstructive problems of the upper limbs, including fracture healing and failure to heal. Dr. Thomas Gill, the Patriots head team physician, is also expected to be on hand.   Cultures are expected to be taken from the forearm, and those will take about a week to process to see if the culture grows. If it does, which would mean the infection is still present, that’s a problem that will hugely hinder Gronkowski going forward. If that’s the case, it’s back to square one, and the possibility of missed games creeps into the equation. Ultimately, If all goes well, a new plate will eventually replace the one that’s been holding the broken bone in the forearm in place, and Gronk will start out on his 10-11 week recovery phase. Once Gronk’s forearm surgery is complete, then he’ll go under the knife to repair a disc problem in his back.     Need NFL Tickets? The post Rob Gronkowski is scheduled to undergo his fourth forearm surgery on Monday appeared first on Pro Football Zone.

Report: Rob Gronkowski’s surgery is a success, infection in his forearm is gone

According to, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is now out of surgery and the good news is that his infection is gone and a new plate has been inserted. Gronk out of surgery.Infection gone.New plate installed.Good news all around. — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) May 20, 2013 With the infection gone, that means that Gronk likely won’t need to undergo...

Report: Rob Gronkowski will visit a specialist in 3-4 weeks to determine if he needs back surgery

According to, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will visit a spine specialist in three to four weeks to determine whether he’ll need to under go back surgery. He will also visit noted spine specialist Robert Watkins in California in three to four weeks to decide whether he needs back surgery, a source told Schefter. Gronkowski recently had an MRI on his back to further...

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Report: Rob Gronkowski’s Arm Surgery Successful, Meaning Tight End Could Be Ready for Training Camp

Rob Gronkowski‘s fourth surgery appears to have gone well. Here’s hoping it’s the last one. According to multiple reports on Monday, the Patriots tight end underwent successful surgery to install a new plate in his left forearm and make sure that there was no infection there. If there had been any infection, the fear was that Gronk might require an additional, fifth surgery...

Back surgery considered to be minor for Rob Gronkowski

There’s still a chance Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski won’t need to undergo back surgery.  But if he does, it will be a minor procedure, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Rob Gronkowski’s back issue considered minor, per source. If he needs surgery it’d be during time frame that he’d be out with arm surgery. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 17, 2013 It’s makes...

Report: Gronk might need back surgery

Rob Gronkowski's arm might be getting better, but the Patriots tight end may now be dealing with a different issue. According to USA Today , Gronk recently underwent an MRI on his back to check a disc issue he had from last season. The source tells USA Today that this issue is with a different disc than the one that required surgery in 2009 and that there has been no decision...

Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski could require back surgery

It just keeps getting worse for New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. Yesterday it was reported that he would undergo his fourth surgery on his injured forearm. Now, Ian Rapoport of reports that Gronk is battling “chronic” back pain, an ailment which the Patriots are investigating. On Gronk: Had heard he's battling "chronic" back pain and the Patriots...

Rob Gronkowski Undergoes Successful Surgery

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski underwent successful surgery on his left arm Monday afternoon. SOURCE: Profootballtalk, NBC SportsFantasy Spin:The good news is that the infection has subsided, which means that this will probably be the last procedure Gronkowski will need on his injured forearm. Now the attention shifts to Gronkowski's back, which might also require surgery...

Gronkowski surgery successful, could make training camp

Finally, some good news for New England Patriots fans on the Rob Gronkowski front! Good news for #Gronk: He's out of surgery with new plates. As hoped, the infection is gone. No fifth surgery on the forearm, per source — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 20, 2013 Double good news for Gronk: Training camp on time a possibility. And they can focus on his back now, hoping...

Setting the stage for Pats' week--ESPN Boston

Setting the stage for Pats' week--ESPN Boston: Gronk’s fourth surgery. Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is scheduled to undergo the fourth surgery on his left forearm on Monday at Massachusetts General Hospital. Doctors feel confident that the infection has been eradicated, but they won’t know for sure until they take tests during the procedure and then examine those over the next week. 

Patriots' reserve tight ends poised for meaningful snaps

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski's offseason has gone from bad to worse.Not long after learning he would need a fourth surgical procedure on his left forearm, Gronkowski found out he would "probably" need surgery on an injured disc in his back, according to a report by The All-Pro tight end is seeking a second opinion from spine specialist...

2013 PPR Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings: Top 25 (Post NFL Draft Update)

Despite his injury issues, Rob Gronkowski still tops the PPR Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings for 2013 The tight end position is one that sometimes gets overlooked in terms of fantasy football. But as we have learned over the past few seasons, the tight end position can absolutely produce some big-time playmakers in the realm of fantasy football, so it’s a position that needs...

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Robert Kraft: Gronk’s prognosis “was as good a report as we could hope for”

After yesterday’s forearm surgery on tight end Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is pleased with the report he got from the doctors. Kraft says on Gronkowski’s post surgery prognosis: “We were told it was as good a report as we could hope for.” — Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) May 21, 2013 Now that it looks like Gronk’s arm is OK, he may need to undergo...

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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