Report: Rob Gronkowski to have back surgery on Tuesday in L.A.

We’ve known¬†New England Patriots’ tight end Rob Gronkowski was set to have back surgery in late June and that it wasn’t considered serious. Now we have a date.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the tight end is set to have back surgery this Tuesday in LA.

This will be Gronkowski’s fifth surgery since November. The prior four being on his forearm.

The Patriots are going to need Gronkowski to stay healthy this year. With former top offensive option Wes Welker gone, the team will need Gronkowski’s production.