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Will Rob Gronkowski be ready for season opener?

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09:08 AM ET 06.15 | Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has definitively known for two weeks that he would need back surgery this summer. Now, he can begin preparing himself for his latest trip to the operating room. Gronkowski will undergo back surgery Tuesday, according to reports. Dr. Robert Watkins will conduct the procedure in California. Watkins operated on Gronkowski's back in 2009, recently repaired Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul's back and is considered one of the best in the field. The Herald has reported since last month that back surgery would keep Gronkowski out until late September. However, it's possible the timeline could fluctuate depending on Gronkowski's rehabilitation program.

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June 15, 2013  09:27 AM ET

Tebow Time?

June 15, 2013  09:28 AM ET

Hoomanawanui? Seven vowels. Wow.

June 15, 2013  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Hoomanawanui? Seven vowels. Wow.

Mike's worth a Fortune.

June 15, 2013  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Mike's worth a Fortune.

I would like to solve the puzzle Alex. " Vanna is one hot mama"

Ding! ding! Ding! Ding!

June 15, 2013  09:44 AM ET

he'll be ready




to watch from the sidelines...

June 15, 2013  09:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I would like to solve the puzzle Alex. " Vanna is one hot mama" Schwing! schwing! schwing! schwing!

fixed

June 15, 2013  10:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

fixed

Thanks.

June 15, 2013  10:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I would like to solve the puzzle Alex Pat. " Vanna is one hot mama"

Ding! ding! Ding! Ding!

Fixed again.....

June 15, 2013  11:05 AM ET

Tebow just might be quarterbacking about the time Gronk will be ready!

June 15, 2013  11:11 AM ET

Are we getting to the point of wondering if Gronk will ever play again?

June 15, 2013  11:58 AM ET

Gronk's in big trouble.

June 15, 2013  12:20 PM ET

Will Gronk be ready? No

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