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Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski “looks great”, injury update


New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski may need a fourth surgery on his left forearm that he broke twice during the 2012 season, but it remains to be seen if he will have this fourth surgery. If it happens late enough, Gronkowski could miss the beginning of the regular season, but I actually don’t expect that to happen. The Patriots have been closely monitoring Gronk’s arm, and they are also actively looking at alternatives to surgery.

ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss provides us with another update on his “Quick-hit thoughts” column, and he writes that Gronk “is still a couple of weeks away” from the Patriots determining whether or not he will need a fourth surgery on his arm to replace a plate in his arm. The Pats will soon see whether or not Gronk will need another surgery and if his infection is gone, and they have been using the last month or so to monitor Gronk’s situation.

Per Reiss, Rob Gronkowski has been working out in the Patriots offseason conditioning program, and a source close to Reiss added that Gronkowski “looks great”. Reiss writes that Gronkowski has not suffered any setbacks, so those two bits of information are definitely optimistic points for us to digest.

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