New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski's Surgery Seems to Be a Successful One

By Dan Parzych
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There’s been plenty of concern for the New England Patriots when it comes to whether or not Rob Gronkowski will be ready to go for Week 1 of the 2013 season as he’s coming off another broken forearm that took place during the playoffs. At first, all signs pointed to Gronk being good to go considering there was plenty of time for him to recover, but he recently had a fourth surgery on his arm this week to get rid of an infection.

Now–the only question that remains is whether or not this will delay his recovery time.

It’s no secret how valuable Gronkowski is to the Patriots’ offense considering he’s arguably the best pass-catching tight end in the league and is a nightmare for just about every opponent to cover. New England already has to adjust to life without Wes Welker for the 2013 season–so there’s no telling what type of adjustments they’ll have to make in the passing game.

The last thing this team wants to deal with is seeing Gronkowski miss time away from the field due to all of these complications from his broken forearm and even though his recent surgery seemed to be successful–it should still be a reason for concern.

Either way, let’s just hope this is the last surgery Gronkowski will need on the forearm and he can continue the recovery process to bounce back stronger than ever during the 2013 season and help the Patriots be strong contenders once again the AFC.

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