| Another surgery likely for Gronk -- Sun Apr 7 2:10 pm --|
Infection in arm has Gronk's Week 1 status in question
|New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski "very likely" will require a fourth surgery on his left forearm, this one to remove the plate inserted in the arm in order to ensure an infection has been eradicated, two sources told ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss. If another surgery is required, the estimate for a recovery would be about 10 weeks. Depending on when the surgery can be performed, which would be determined by whether the infection is completely eradicated, Gronkowski's availability for the start of the 2013 season could be affected. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: We won't know if Gronk's Week 1 status will be in jeopardy until further examination of his arm is complete but this does likely mean that the Patriots tight end will miss at least a portion of training camp. Gronk is the premiere tight end in fantasy football but we won't downgrade his stock until more information becomes available.