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Gronkowski underwent surgery today

Posted by Shalise Manza Young, Globe Staff  November 19, 2012 11:30 AM

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Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who suffered a broken left forearm in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s win over the Colts, underwent surgery Monday, a league source said.

While it is unclear how long at this point how long he will be sidelined, it is not season-ending, the source said.

Gronkowski was blocking on the final extra point of the Patriots’ 59-24 win when cornerback Marshay Green rushed inside Gronkowski and his arm crumpled. As Gronkowski left the field after the play, the arm just hung at his side. A few minutes later he walked off the field and to the locker room with team doctor Thomas Gill.

Gronkowski had seven catches for 137 yards and two touchdowns on Sunday, and was running more smoothly than he had all season; he had been hampered by back issues for most of the season.

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Greg A. Bedard contributed

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