According to Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com, a source has told him that tight end Rob Gronkowski has looked great during the Patriots’ offseason program as he continues to wait and see if he’ll need a fourth surgery on his forearm.
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is still a couple of weeks away from having a definitive answer as to whether he will need a fourth surgery on his left forearm, according to sources. The last month has been more of a “wait-and-see” period, with Gronkowski essentially buying more time for doctors to determine if the infection has cleared. Gronkowski has been working in the Patriots’ offseason program, and for what it’s worth, one opinion from someone who has seen him is that he “looks great.” A month ago, surgery was seen as “very likely” but there has always remained a chance that it could be avoided. At this point, there have been no unexpected setbacks; however, as Gronkowski has already learned, things can always change quickly.
This is great news for Gronk and the Pats. The last thing they want is for him to have to undergo another surgery. Now if he can stay healthy in 2013, they’ll both be in even better shape.