Report: Gronkowski needs back surgery, out indefinitely

  • Gronkowski has missed both Patriots practices this week.
  • Gronkowski came into the league with concerns about a back injury that almost ended his career before it began, faling to the Patriots in the second round despite his obvious physical talent.
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  • FOXBORO — The Patriots will be without tight end Rob Gronkowski for what could be the remainder of the season.
  • Michael Felger and Jim Murray speculate on Rob Gronkowski’s back injury.

The Patriots’ championship hopes suffer a severe blow, as Rob Gronkowski reportedly will have back surgery tomorrow and will be lost for at least eight weeks.

@PhilAPerry: Rob Gronkowski needs surgery and is out indefinitely, per @ProFootballTalk.

FOXBORO — The Patriots will be without tight end Rob Gronkowski for what could be the remainder of the season. 

According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, Gronkowski’s back injury will require surgery on Friday to repair a herniated disc. He will be out indefinitely, per Florio. 

Gronkowski came into the league with concerns about a back injury that almost ended his career before it began, faling to the Patriots in the second round despite his obvious physical talent. He has had back surgery in college and he had another 2013. 

Gronkowski suffered a chest injury in Week 10 against the Seahawks,. He sat out of New England’s Week 11 game, and he played seven snaps last weekend against the Jets before exiting with a back injury. 

Gronkowski has missed both Patriots practices this week. 

More to come . . . 

Phil Perry and Mike Giardi discuss the fallout of Rob Gronkowski’s impending back surgery, including whether it ‘torpedoes’ their Super Bowl chances, whether Gronk should have played against the Jets, and if they should put him in IR.

Report: Gronkowski needs back surgery, out indefinitely