‘Gronk’ has return date set back further after complications in forearm surgery leaves infection.
Having had his forearm undergo surgery twice in the last three months, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has had to go under the knife again as an infection has developed in the injured elbow.
‘The Gronk’ suffered the original injury in a blowout win over the Indianapolis Colts in late November, before breaking the same arm again in the playoff win over the Houston Texans.
Whilst the 23 year old is expected to be able to start training camp in august without any problems, it will prevent him from taking part in full workout drills when the team re-group in April for the start of off-season workouts (OTA’s).
Gronkowski is the biggest part of the Patriots offence after Tom Brady, and it was clear during the AFC Championship game loss to the Ravens that he was missed throughout the game.
Although having been in the league for just three season, Gronkowski has set the league on fire with his freakish athleticism for a man that is six foot six and 265lbs, and is a nightmare for teams attempting to defend him, and despite the three years, they still haven’t found a way.
What makes Gronk an even more polarising character is his off-field antics, from topless dancing in a Vegas nightclub to an outrageous bar tab to celebrate the Superbowl.He is one the most fun characters in the league right now, and this injury will only keep him out of the spotlight for a short time.
Once fully fit, Gronkowski will be hitting the headlines both on and off the field, which is something we all look forward to seeing.