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Rob Gronkowski's surgery delayed because of infection

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01:13 PM ET 04.11 | A fourth operation on Rob Gronkowski's injured left forearm will be delayed to ensure the infection in the area has been cleared up, according to Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald. Gronkowski has been dealing with the injury since Week 11 of last season, and an infection was discovered after he aggravated the injury in the playoffs. Gronkowski is currently on antibiotics after a third surgery was performed to clear some of the infection out. Guregian points out that the fourth surgery will be to replace the plate in his arm, and recovery time after that operation is expected to take 10 weeks. Depending on how long it takes the infection to clear, Gronkowski may miss time at the start of the season as he rehabs from the fourth surgery. The Patriots tight end missed five games in 2012, but was still able to amass 55 receptions for 790 yards and 11 touchdowns. He signed a long-term extension with New England after a breakout 2011 season where he caught 90 passes for 1,327 yards and 17 scores.

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April 11, 2013  01:20 PM ET

I guess this is a big story, isn't this the third or fourth time they have run it ?

April 11, 2013  01:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I guess this is a big story, isn't this the third or fourth time they have run it ?

Its the Patriots!! Boring to the rest of the nation, but the elite east coast media thinks its newsworthy. I tell you what's newsworth..a great talent like this who seems to always get strange injuries and not heal properly. Maybe that "persona" of party animal, dance on the table, stay frat night drunk...is taking it's toll.

April 11, 2013  01:53 PM ET

I'm no doctor but I'm thinking that the amount of alcohol Gronk drinks would kill "any" infections.

April 11, 2013  02:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I'm no doctor but I'm thinking that the amount of alcohol Gronk drinks would kill "any" infections.

You'd think so!!!

April 11, 2013  02:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I'm no doctor but I'm thinking that the amount of alcohol Gronk drinks would kill "any" infections.

Does this mean Gronk drinks non-alcohol beer??

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April 11, 2013  03:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I'm no doctor but I'm thinking that the amount of alcohol Gronk drinks would kill "any" infections.

Not sure about that but it sure seems to have killed off quite a few of those pesky brain cells.

April 11, 2013  04:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I'm no doctor but I'm thinking that the amount of alcohol Gronk drinks would kill "any" infections.

I was going to say similar but more with regard to the anitbiotics. Something to do with intefering with the delivery system since the booze and the drug compete for scarce delivery resources?

 
April 11, 2013  06:31 PM ET

Take your supplements Gronky.

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