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Gronk facing fourth, fifth surgery?

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06:54 AM ET 05.08 | Turns out Robert Kraft's optimism on Rob Gronkowski may be unfounded. According to a source familiar with the case, Gronkowski is going to need a fourth operation to change the plate that's securing the broken bone in the forearm. While there has been some suggestion recently that this step might be avoided, the source indicated the fourth operation still has to happen. The plate has to be switched, no matter what, and the surrounding tissue tested. The real question is if Gronkowski, who has been taking part in the team's offseason program, will need a fifth operation. If tests show the infection has been completely flushed out, the plate will be replaced, and the recovery process begins.

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May 8, 2013  06:58 AM ET

Done bro.... Done..... Take Old Yeller out back... It's ovah.

May 8, 2013  07:29 AM ET

So much for that HOF career...

<tosses back brace to Mark Bavaro>

May 8, 2013  07:32 AM ET

Damn, what a waste of talent.

May 8, 2013  07:44 AM ET

Gronkowski can have his fourth, fifth, or even tenth brain surgery. He'll still be a moron.

May 8, 2013  08:02 AM ET

He'll be back. The impossible just takes a bit longer.

May 8, 2013  08:03 AM ET

Ready to play, Jake Ballard?

May 8, 2013  08:07 AM ET

I am no Patriots fan, but damn, these newfangled infections are a beeyatch.

May 8, 2013  08:12 AM ET

It sounds like it's going to be a lost year for Gronk.

May 8, 2013  08:12 AM ET

Wow! I just can't see him having a couple more surgeries and being fine. I mean, repeat that in your mind. It doesn't fit.

He might return next year but this year will be a complete bust. He should have laid off the WWE while recuperating.

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May 8, 2013  08:20 AM ET

I wish him well, hope his arm heals totally.

May 8, 2013  08:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

he can still do one-arm pushups over mee......*sigh*.

I KNEW you were a guy!

May 8, 2013  08:21 AM ET

He probably can't drink, I'm sure he's miserable. He can still fist pump with the other arm, right?

May 8, 2013  08:39 AM ET
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Because he got the infection from that???

That's the word on the street.......

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May 8, 2013  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Gronkowski can have his fourth, fifth, or even tenth brain surgery. He'll still be a moron.

A bit harsh?
He's an adolescent in a man's body; perhaps this setback will get him thinking like an adult.

May 8, 2013  09:08 AM ET

Party on dude.

 
May 8, 2013  09:09 AM ET
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A bit harsh?He's an adolescent in a man's body; perhaps this setback will get him thinking like an adult.

Not too harsh. At least I didn't compare him to the Genesis song "Squonk" ...

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