New England Patriots star to undergo more surgery after picking up infection in injured arm.
Rob Gronkowski is likely to miss at least the season opener after he sustained an infection in his broken left forearm after having surgery on it in February.
Having had surgery on his forearm twice in the past four months, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski must face another one, due to the infection sustained during his recovery.
The 23-year old has been the most important weapon in the Patriots offence for the past two seasons, and has seen himself become the best tight end in the league, as well as becoming the highest paid of all-time at the position, having signed a six-year $54m contract last summer.
With the surgery likely to place place within the next few weeks, the recovery time and rehabilitation will almost certainly ensure that ‘The Gronk’ will miss all of training camp and pre-season, and possibly the start of the regular season.
Gronkowski had a stellar season in 2012. He had 55 receptions for 790 yards and 11 touchdowns. After the departure of receiver Wes Welker, he was to become the main focus point of the Patriots offence, however this injury may force the team to change their plans until Gronkowski is back to full fitness.