Originally posted on Total Sports Blog  |  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)
New England Patriots’ star Tight End Rob Gronkowski is about to go under the knife again. For the fourth time he will undergo surgery on his forearm. Doctors have inserted a metal plate into his arm and there was some sort of an infection growing on the plate. They removed the plate, and now next week they will insert a new one. The Patriots are tight lipped as usual with Gronkowski’s injury, so it is hard to say what to expect as far as a return for the Patriots’ superstar. The longer Gronkowski continued to put off this surgery, the less of a chance he would be ready. It was becoming more and more obvious that this fourth surgery was needed, so Gronkowski is now just biting the bullet and going through with it. If all goes well, the Patriots expect Gronk to be ready by training camp. The problem is, if he has any setbacks (like he continually has during this injury process), his rehab would extend into pre-season games and potentially into the regular season. The Patriots are goi...
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