Rob Gronkowski Will Reportedly Have Back Surgery on Tuesday

June 15, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The date for New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowki's fifth surgery in the last seven months has been set. 
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Gronkowski will undergo surgery on his injured back Tuesday in Los Angeles:
Though the surgery was first reported by NFL Network's Albert Breer in May, these are the first concrete details that have been provided about the procedure. Gronkowski has been dealing with back discomfort since the 2012 regular season, but an MRI last month noted that he needed surgery to prevent further damage to an injured disc. 
The procedure will be performed by noted spinal specialist Robert Watkins, who Schefter noted did the procedure on New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul's back earlier this month. 
In Schefter's report with colleague Mike Reiss, it's indicated that the long-term prognosis for Gronkowski is unclear. His status will ultimately depend on the extent of damage found, as there could...

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