According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the tight end is set to have back surgery this Tuesday in LA.
From me and @MikeReiss: Pats TE Rob Gronkowski is scheduled to undergo back surgery in LA on Tuesday, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 15, 2013
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.