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Source: Rob Gronkowski 'looks great'

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05:24 PM ET 05.05 | Rob Gronkowski may finally be ready to put his injury-plagued year behind him. While the New England Patriots tight end is still waiting to hear whether he will need a fourth surgery on his left forearm, those who have seen him work out during the team's offseason program say he "looks great," according to ESPN Boston. Gronkowski is still recovering from a broken forearm he suffered during the Patriots' Divisional playoff win over the Houston Texans. After undergoing two surgeries, he developed an infection that could threaten his playing status to start the 2013 season. There have been no setbacks since, however, and if the fourth procedure isn't needed, Gronkowski's availability for the season opener is likely.

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May 5, 2013  06:39 PM ET

So, all of these threads we've had since the season ended have been baloney? Or kielbasa?

May 5, 2013  07:31 PM ET

I don't think he ever looked great,(maybe OK looking), but how is his arm?

May 5, 2013  08:06 PM ET

The guy is still dancing, since the end of the season, leave him alone!!!

May 5, 2013  09:08 PM ET

Now, all he needs to do is grow up and act like a professional, not a stupid adolescent.
If not, he will shorten his career, and BB will trade him as soon as he finds a replacement.

May 5, 2013  09:22 PM ET

So what the article is really saying is that no one is sure yet whether he'll be 100% ready?

Great stuff... from ESPN, of course.

May 5, 2013  09:33 PM ET

IMO this guy is the Kyrie Irving of the NFL.

May 5, 2013  11:07 PM ET

He is as talented as they get, but durability will always be a concern...

May 5, 2013  11:23 PM ET

Gronk is easily their second most important player behind Brady. With him, the Pats are a legit SB contender. Without him, or with Gronk playing hurt, they can't move the ball in the playoffs.

May 6, 2013  06:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

So, all of these threads we've had since the season ended have been baloney? Or kielbasa?

No, more about a hot dog.

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May 6, 2013  09:06 AM ET

It is a shame how he got hurt in the 1st place. Blocking for a P.A.T. attempt when you are comfortably in the lead? Are you kidding me? Don't they have anyone else who could have done that??

May 6, 2013  02:30 PM ET

Gronk will never play a significant on the Pats' offense again. That arm is badly healed and will be vulnerable to the first hard hit or crash to the ground. Hernandez will not be far behind. They were good ideas but much too fragile to last more than a few games in '13.

May 6, 2013  10:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Gronk will never play a significant on the Pats' offense again. That arm is badly healed and will be vulnerable to the first hard hit or crash to the ground. Hernandez will not be far behind. They were good ideas but much too fragile to last more than a few games in '13.

You hope, apparently.
Maybe, but never count the Pats out!

 
May 7, 2013  07:01 AM ET

Actually, I am a Pats fan. The Pats will survive. That is not at issue, but I doubt that Gronk and Herni will make it far into the season. Gronk will go because of the arm or the ankle. Herni with a leg injury. Regardless of how much muscle one puts on a body, the bones have to support it. In the case of these fellows, we will have to see just how their bones respond. I am not confident for these guys. Gronk is 6'6". That is a lot of exposure to pounding.

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