The New England Patriots may be without Rob Gronkowski for their season opener if he requires another surgery to his forearm to clear up an infection, according to a report in the Boston Herald.
Gronkowski, who originally underwent surgery in November after breaking his left forearm, had a second surgery after re-injuring the arm in the playoff loss to the Ravens. Recently though, he has reportedly been dealing with an infection in an area where a second metal plate was placed to repair the arm.
Rob Gronkowski has infection in arm, could be in jeopardy to start season… fb.me/2pBkhNumK
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 7, 2013
Last season, the former 2nd round pick of the Pats in the 2010 draft, recorded 55 receptions for 790 yards and 11 touchdowns.