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Rob Gronkowski underwent surgery again

New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski already underwent surgery on his broken forearm for the second time after a second break, but Gronk needed a third surgery there last week. This had nothing to do with what Gronk did, as the surgery was to cure an infection that developed in his left arm.

Adam Schefter and Field Yates reported the news, and that might have been the reason why Ed Reed replaced Gronkowski at the Oscar’s. Gronk is not expected to miss much time, because Schefter notes that the infection was caught early on. Thankfully, Gronk is fine and will be ready for training camp as this turned out to be a minor issue.

However, Gronkowski’s left arm will need to be monitored closely since he has underwent three surgeries in a short period of time. I doubt there is anything to be seriously worried about, but it always pays to check things out closely. Despite missing five games last season, Gronkowski was still the best tight end in the league production-wise when combining his blocking and receiving. He caught 55 passes for 790 yards and an insane 11 touchdowns last year, and he averaged 72 yards per game.

Gronkowski would have had 1,150 receiving yards based on his pace statistics had he played in all 16 regular season games.

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