Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 11/19/12

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 02: Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots carries a reception into the endzone past Antrel Rolle of the New York Giants for a first quarter touchdown on September 2, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski will undergo surgery on his broken forearm. The injury is not expected to be a season ender.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 19, 2012The word yesterday was 4-6 weeks. I'd expect that Gronk might not play until the playoffs. At least, I hope the team doesn't rush him back like they did Hernandez. At best he might be able to come back for the second to last game of the season, but in year's past those games have been meaningless for the Patriots. Don't see a reason in throwing him out there.It's also looking unlikely that the Patriots will be able to get a first round bye, so the longer Gronk sits, the better in my opinion.
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