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Gronk's arm surgery a success, back surgery next?

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07:07 AM ET 05.21 | Another down, yes, but how many more to go? Rob Gronkowski endured a fourth surgical procedure on his left forearm this afternoon at Massachusetts General Hospital. According to sources with knowledge of the situation, doctors were able to replace the plate that had been keeping the broken bone in place because they were confident enough the infection that had persisted for months in that forearm had finally cleared. ... On the horizon is back surgery, and that will be tackled next. As we learned Friday, a back problem has crept into the picture. According to a source, the surgery avenue will be explored in a month's time as doctors will decide if a piece of disc needs to be removed.

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May 21, 2013  07:17 AM ET

Good luck, Gronk.
Back surgery is always scary.
Time to grow up perhaps?

May 21, 2013  07:18 AM ET

When will he get his head examined?

May 21, 2013  07:37 AM ET

Hope he Heals and comes back Healthy!

May 21, 2013  07:54 AM ET
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When will he get his head examined?

Never.. he's a party animal.

May 21, 2013  08:01 AM ET
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Hope he Heals and comes back Healthy!

I'm beginning to worry about this guy. So much promise.

May 21, 2013  08:16 AM ET
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I'm beginning to worry about this guy. So much promise.

Yep. He's a tough guy, but four surgeries on a forearm have got to leave it weaker. What's going to happen to that arm the first time a linebacker or safety hits it flush?

That doesn't even bring the back into the picture. Surgery on a back doesn't always make it better.

May 21, 2013  08:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Hope he Heals and comes back Healthy!

Don't bet on it.

May 21, 2013  08:43 AM ET
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I'm beginning to worry about this guy. So much promise.

I remember vividly the greatness of Mark Bavaro... and how quickly injuries ended his career.

Dude was a HOF'er... his body wasn't.

May 21, 2013  08:58 AM ET

Might be time to take the money and run. I doubt partying in a wheelchair is much fun.

May 21, 2013  09:12 AM ET
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I remember vividly the greatness of Mark Bavaro... and how quickly injuries ended his career. Dude was a HOF'er... his body wasn't.

A true throwback. Rambo..Reportedly drove a basic chevy his whole career.

May 21, 2013  09:17 AM ET

Question: if "arm surgery" is being used instead of "lobotomy" nowadays, what does one use for "lobotomy" instead?

May 21, 2013  09:26 AM ET

He's great ... but at this rate, he'll be done in a couple of more years.

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May 21, 2013  09:42 AM ET

Back surgery sucks for sure.

May 21, 2013  09:48 AM ET

I'm guessing the 3 previous procedures were successful as well.

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May 21, 2013  10:20 AM ET
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A true throwback. Rambo..Reportedly drove a basic chevy his whole career.

When Parcells drafted Witten, he brought Bavaro down here to mentor him.


Wise choice.

 
May 21, 2013  10:23 AM ET
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When Parcells drafted Witten, he brought Bavaro down here to mentor him. Wise choice.

Did not know that....Interesting.

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