Found May 30, 2013 on NESN.com:
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Rob Gronkowski will have his sixth surgery in less than a year soon enough, but his agent isn’t getting caught up in all the injury drama. Drew Rosenhaus addressed Gronk’s impending back surgery during an appearance on WQAM radio in Miami on Thursday morning, even downplaying the severity of the procedure. “This is a new injury and it’s minor, it’s not as significant [as his prior back injury],” Rosenhaus said.  “I don’t think it’s a big deal, I think it’s more preventive maintenance than anything else.  It’s something that, although he needs it, he’s had it for a while and he’s been able to function.” This isn’t Gronkowski’s first experience with back surgery, either. He underwent surgery to repair a disc in his back ahead of his junior year in college, which caused him to miss the entire 2009 season. Rosenhaus insists this is a much different and more minor procedure altogether, and the timetable for return will not change from Gronk’s most recent (fourth) forearm surgery
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