FOXBOROUGH — Tight end Rob Gronkowski has not yet had surgery to repair his torn right anterior cruciate ligament, though it will likely happen around the New Year.
NFL.com reported on Monday that tests have shown no dislocation of the knee for Gronkowski, who was injured against Cleveland on Dec. 8 when he was hit by Browns safety T.J. Ward after a third-quarter catch.
He does have tears of both the ACL and MCL, but surgery has been delayed while swelling in the affected area subsides. NFL.com reported that it is expected that Gronkowski will undergo surgery in about two weeks, and that it will be performed by renowned orthopedist Dr. James Andrews.
Gronkowski should be ready for the start of the 2014 season, the report said. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.