Robert Kraft optimistic on Rob Gronkowski

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Patriots owner Robert Kraft is cautiously optimistic that the infection in Rob Gronkowski’s left forearm has finally cleared and that Monday’s surgery (his fourth) will be the last on the big tight end’s arm.

“I hope we have him for the full season,” Kraft said Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings taking place at the Hyatt Harborside in East Boston. “I know all the fans want that, and I as an owner surely do. We think long-term he still should be great, and we’ll see.”

“The report we got was very positive. I’ve learned in the medical area you can’t always predict everything, but it came out positive.”

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