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    Report: Rob Gronkowski facing fourth surgery on forearm

    Report: Rob Gronkowski facing fourth surgery on forearm

    By Will Brinson | CBSSports.com

    May 8, 2013 11:37 am ET

    Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski's done a good job of subduing his off-field offseason activities ever since the Pats (reportedly) asked him to take it down a notch. But his lack of shenanigans hasn't helped his health much and now Gronk might be facing an additional surgery on his forearm.

    Gronkowski underwent a third surgery on his broken arm in late February and now, according to Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald, Gronk needs a fourth surgery on the arm to "change the plate that's securing the broken bone in the forearm."

    We heard earlier this week that the Pats and Gronk were in "wait and see" mode when it came to Gronk's arm and that he was facing a two-week stretch where the team and the tight end tried to determine what was going on with the arm.

    This news is significantly worse, though not necessarily unexpected.

    Apparently the biggest issue is whether the infection remains in the tissue surrounding the plate and the arm.

    Per Guregian, the docs are going to do a fourth surgery regardless. But the ideal situation involves cutting open his arm, finding no infection, sewing it up and moving along.

    The nightmare situation is if the infection remains in the arm. If, upon cutting Gronk open for the fourth time this offseason, doctors find an infection, the timetable for the tight end's recovery gets extended out much further and the possibility of a fifth surgery suddenly looms.

    That, Guregian writes, could mean that Gronk's "participation for the start of the season and perhaps beyond would be in jeopardy."

    It's a terrifying notion for Patriots fans given the change on offense they've seen this season. Wes Welker is out and Danny Amendola is in. The second wide receiver position is wide open with Michael Jenkins, rookie Aaron Dobson and Donald Jones fighting it out. Aaron Hernandez is obviously a capable starting tight end, but he wasn't exactly healthy in 2012 either.

    Tom Brady will make things work and the Pats will likely win the AFC East regardless of who, Brady aside, is and who is not healthy on the offensive end of things. But Gronk's inability to get healthy isn't exactly a good harbinger for 2013 success.

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/ey...ery-on-forearm

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    Tom Brady[/URL] will make things work and the Pats will likely win the AFC East regardless of who, Brady aside, is and who is not healthy on the offensive end of things.


    What a troll.

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    One has to question if all of these prolonged infections are b.c of a compromised immune system. Just connect the dots.

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    I wish him the best in his recovery but PEDs may be part of the problem

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    Not a good situation at all for the man. Hope he fully recovers.

    Cant help but wonder if he was drinking while on antibotics? This would lesson the affect of the drugs thereby possibly allowing infection. I'm no Dr. though.

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    Noodle arm

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    The gap is ripe for the slaughter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzsaw View Post
    Noodle arm
    you probably wouldnt notice any size difference in the guy by the time he starts playing. 4 surgeries on an arm in 6 or 7 months will keep anybody out of the gym and cause them to lose a lot of their mass and strength, but in the NFL that never happens thanks to HGH/Steroids. its not like nobody on the jets does is or any other team in the nfl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DDNYjets View Post
    One has to question if all of these prolonged infections are b.c of a compromised immune system. Just connect the dots.
    You mean he was packing fudge with Brady and contracted full blown AIDS?

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    "it's no big deal that he's out partying and drunken rasslin' 2 weeks removed from surgery. it's just Gronk being Gronk."

    -- Pasts* trolls

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdJETSetter View Post


    What a troll.
    HOnestly! Someone still has to catch the ball. Has anyone even heard of those 3 receivers 'batlling it out' for spot number two? This does not sound good for the Pats. Boohoo. But it sounds really bad for Gronk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DDNYjets View Post
    One has to question if all of these prolonged infections are b.c of a compromised immune system. Just connect the dots.
    All the alcohal + other stuff makes it real hard for the body to absorb calcium properly and heal fractures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainejet View Post
    You mean he was packing fudge with Brady and contracted full blown AIDS?
    Subtlety is not lost on you my friend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DDNYjets View Post
    One has to question if all of these prolonged infections are b.c of a compromised immune system. Just connect the dots.
    LOL

    A tight end with AIDS is kind of an oxymoron, no?

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    4th surgery? I guess the Mets don't have the worst medical staff in pro sports after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdJETSetter View Post


    What a troll.
    wtf - when did the Pats become the Popes? "Sorry to print a story on your Holy Struggles...please allow me to french kiss Tom Brady openly; as an offering."



    Last edited by WestCoastOffensive; 05-08-2013 at 02:19 PM.

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    I'm sure this has nothing to do with Gronk wrestling half-naked onstage with his homeboys for the pre-pleasure of a bunch of drunken college girls.

    This probably had more to do with him drinking the wrong kind of milk or something.

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    Gronk is a beast, but got dang he can't stay healthy

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    Gronk see dance floor
    Gronk see other men
    Gronk get excited
    Gronk an absolute meat head


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