In response to TexasPat's comment:
In response to ATJ's comment:
I get what you're saying and I do understand the nature of these infections. What apparently is still in doubt is whether there is more infection concealed by the plate:
Doctors treating Gronkowski will have to go back into the arm again to remove the plate and install a new one, but if they find more infected tissue, they would be unable to install the plate at that time. That would require another surgical procedure after the tissue around the injury is clear of infection and, sources confirmed, that would not give Gronkowski the required 10 weeks healing time to be ready for the season opener in September.
I agree with you. More concerned about the guy's long term health than anything else.
RESPONSE: Can't help but think that the Patriots' medical staff is at least partly to blame for this failure to fix Gronk's arm. You would think that, being stationed in the Boston area, that the Pats would have one of the finest medical staffs in the NFL. After all...we're not talking about brain surgery, here. How many people have had screws and plates inserted to repair broken bones...and have had to undergo another surgery because an infection set in? This smacks of incompetence. As I have stated in several previous posts, the team's medical/training staff doesn't appear to be first rate, and needs to be over-hauled.
LOL. No matter how hard you try TP, you are not getting a writing gig re: the pats. As hard as you try to play Brad Wells aka the big blue shoe (indy colts forum) or any other columnist that sees primarily the negative in anything less than absolute success, no one is calling.
But hey, use this forum as your outlet and hope to be discovered. Maybe someday there will be an "American Idol" for wannabe columnists.