Rob Gronkowski had another surgery on the forearm he broke last season. This surgery for Gronkowski reportedly took place last week and was the result of an infection in that arm. According to a report from ESPN late Monday (Feb. 25), the infection was caught early enough to help him avoid missing any additional time from the New England Patriots.
The expectation is still that Gronkowski will be ready by the time training camp begins, which certainly comes as good news for fans of the team as well as fantasy football owners. The young tight end (he is still just 23) will be looking for a bounce-back season after injuries cost him quite a bit of time on the field during the 2012 NFL season.
Last season for the Patriots, Gronkowski caught 55 passes for 790 yards and 11 touchdowns. Early on it looked like he was going to post some spectacular numbers for the year, but he ended up missing five games due to a broken arm that took place on Nov. 18.
Though this latest Rob Gronkowski surgery sounds pretty bad, at least the prognosis looks really good for him. He should be back at full speed and ready to contribute to the Patriots again very soon. Fantasy football owners should not worry about this latest injury update and those in keeper leagues should still seriously consider holding on to Gronk for a long time to come.
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