Report: No unexpected setbacks for Rob Gronkowski

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    Report: No unexpected setbacks for Rob Gronkowski

    Per PFT:

    We’re still a couple of weeks away from getting a definitive answer about whether Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is going to need another surgery on his forearm, but reports from those with access to Patriots workouts bring some good news.

     

    Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com reports that sources say Gronkowski “looks great” while working in the team’s offseason program while he waits to find out if an infection will force him to have a fourth operation since initially breaking the forearm last season. There have been no unexpected setbacks, which doesn’t mean Gronkowski will avoid an operation but it is obviously better than if more problems had popped up in the last month.

     

    If Gronkowski does wind up needing surgery, which was termed very likely last month, there would be some doubt about his ability to be on the field for Week One of the regular season. Doctors would have to deal with the infection and then put a new plate in the arm, which would then require 10 weeks of rehab before Gronkowski could return to the field.

     

    It’s one of many things up in the air for the Patriots at tight end, where they also have Aaron Hernandez recovering from shoulder surgery. Should it all work out, the Patriots offense will be just fine in 2013. If not, their two rookie receivers may wind up needing to play a bigger role than expected.

     
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    Re: Report: No unexpected setbacks for Rob Gronkowski

    Can you imagine our goal line formation if healthy? 

     

    Two 6'3 WRs in Dobson and Hernandez flanked out with two 6'6 TEs in Ballard and Gronkowski, a 6'4 FB in Hooman and a 6'0 tall Blount? 

     

    Brady just has to throw it up and these guys will catch it. 

     
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    Re: Report: No unexpected setbacks for Rob Gronkowski

    In response to 49Patriots' comment:

    Can you imagine our goal line formation if healthy? 

     

    Two 6'3 WRs in Dobson and Hernandez flanked out with two 6'6 TEs in Ballard and Gronkowski, a 6'4 FB in Hooman and a 6'0 tall Blount? 

     

    Brady just has to throw it up and these guys will catch it. 




    Good point, it's a lot different scenario than last year when Gronk went down and he was left throwing to some of the smaller targets of his career. 

     
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    Re: Report: No unexpected setbacks for Rob Gronkowski

    Crossing fingers and toes on this one because this guy has suffered MAJOR set backs since the original break.  Also I know he's young and in solid shape, but I'd hate to see him miss camp where it will be necessary for him to get into "football" shape.  Also getting that positive and confident feeling back after all of this is going to take some time as well. 

     
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    Re: Report: No unexpected setbacks for Rob Gronkowski

    "No unexpected setbacks for Rob Gronkowski"


    We are glad to report that the setbacks due to excessive partying and unsanctioned physical activity were all expected.  (knowing Robs propensity to have fun and forget about his injuries from time to time.)

     
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    Re: Report: No unexpected setbacks for Rob Gronkowski

    In response to agill1970's comment:

    Crossing fingers and toes on this one because this guy has suffered MAJOR set backs since the original break.  Also I know he's young and in solid shape, but I'd hate to see him miss camp where it will be necessary for him to get into "football" shape.  Also getting that positive and confident feeling back after all of this is going to take some time as well. 




    No crossing toes . . . Boyce still has the broken one!

     
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    In response to BassFishingII's comment:

    As suspected the gloom and doomers on this topic knee jerked another reaction. Not surprising. Don't take the media bait and you won't look dumb in the process.  Pretty simple advice.




    The media reported from DR's reports and the word of his agent..  and Gronk him self.

    Quit hatin on the Media cuz they criticize your little beebee.

    They are not all corrupt and biased like you.

     
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    Re: Report: No unexpected setbacks for Rob Gronkowski

    In response to patsbandwagonsince76's comment:

    "No unexpected setbacks for Rob Gronkowski"


    We are glad to report that the setbacks due to excessive partying and unsanctioned physical activity were all expected.  (knowing Robs propensity to have fun and forget about his injuries from time to time.)



    I was going to joke:  "just the expected ones!"

     
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    Re: Report: No unexpected setbacks for Rob Gronkowski

    I'd prefer a report that says "no setbacks, expected or unexpected" but it's Gronk after all.

     
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    Re: Report: No unexpected setbacks for Rob Gronkowski

    No one knows at this point and he may well need further surgery, putting his career at risk.  Be prepared to move on as BB is with Hern, Ballard, Hoom and Fells.

     
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    Re: Report: No unexpected setbacks for Rob Gronkowski




    Just Read that Gronk "NEEDS 4th SURGERY"

    Per Bleacher Report  (?)  in order to change the plate the secures the bone

     
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    Re: Report: No unexpected setbacks for Rob Gronkowski

    Rob Gronkowski will need a fourth operation to replace the plate that secures the broken bone in his forearm, according to the Boston Herald.

    While the surgery is not unexpected — and if everything goes well, would leave him ready for the start of the season — if doctors find that the tight end still has infected tissue in his forearm, Gronkowski would need a fifth operation. That would jeopardize his chances when it comes to starting the regular season on time.

    Gronkowski suffered the initial break in a Week 11 win over the Colts, and later re-broke his arm in the postseason against the Texans. The 23-year-old caught 55 passes for 790 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Patriots in 2012.

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    Re: Report: No unexpected setbacks for Rob Gronkowski

    I don't think that this is a set back... I think it was part of the plan. What Kraft said was they have nothing to indicate they will find an infection as this would require a 5th operation and would be a set back... I think it is all in the wording an interpretation of what is being said, as the pats only share the minimum.

     
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    Re: Report: No unexpected setbacks for Rob Gronkowski

    In response to 49Patriots' comment:

    Can you imagine our goal line formation if healthy? 

     

    Two 6'3 WRs in Dobson and Hernandez flanked out with two 6'6 TEs in Ballard and Gronkowski, a 6'4 FB in Hooman and a 6'0 tall Blount? 

     

    Brady just has to throw it up and these guys will catch it. 



    And then the Pats get flagged for too many men on the field...

     
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