Rob Gronkowski Will Reportedly Undergo Back Surgery And Will Likely Miss EIGHT Weeks
If the Patriots want their record-setting tight end back this season, they’ll likely have to make it to the Super Bowl in February. The back injury Gronk suffered in the Seahawks game two weeks back is reportedly worse than first expected. The injury was only made worse after he landed hard in the Jets game last week and reportedly felt tingling sensation in his back.
Super Bowl LI is in nine weeks and the AFC title game is seven weeks from this Sunday so the chance that we’ll see Rob Gronkowski in uniform this year is a toss up.
At just 27 years old, this will be Gronk’s third disc surgery in his back. In 2013, a fractured vertebrae in his back was operated on and in college at Arizona in 2009, he underwent back surgery missing 13 regular games. Scary stuff for one of the most influential faces of the NFL.
This injury is a particularly tough blow for Belichick and the Pats considering their second tight end, Martellus Bennett, has been sidelined in practice nursing ankle and shoulder injuries and beyond that at the tight end position, they’re shit outta luck. And with the Dolphins on a six-game win streak and just two games back in the AFC East, winning the division will be no cake walk for the Pats.
Deja vu for TB12.