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Patriots | Rob Gronkowski's back injury new

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski's (back) injury is not related to the one that he dealt with in 2009. He had a herniated disc that required surgery in college.

Fantasy Tip: While the injury isn't related to the previous one, it's extremely concerning that the 24-year-old has required two moderately serious back operations. This one could sideline him 10-12 weeks, and his status for Week 1 is in serious question. The Patriot way is to keep his status as quiet as possible, so draft him at face value, but plan to use another option in case it's needed to open the season.

2013-05-30 05:59:12 | Source: ESPN.com

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