Boston, MA (Sports Network) - New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski
will endure a fourth surgery to repair a broken left forearm.
The Herald quoted sources on Friday, which said the procedure was likely to
be performed some time next week, but a date has not been finalized.
Gronkowski has been battling an infection due to multiple surgeries performed
to correct a fracture which was originally suffered back in mid-November.
According to the paper, the upcoming procedure will be necessary to determine
if the infection has cleared. If so, then a new plate will be inserted on the
broken bone and a new recovery timetable will be set for his return to action.
If not, then Gronkowski is in danger of missing the start of the 2013 season.
The 24-year-old Arizona product finished the 2012 campaign with 55 receptions
for 790 yards and 11 touchdowns in just 11 games.
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