Rob Gronkowski Fantasy Football News, Notes, Rumors and Statistics
Tue, 21 May 2013 10:53:26 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gronk may have to undergo surgery to fix a bulging disc in his back, as well. A clearer gauge of his Week 1 availability will surface as training camp begins this summer.
Mon, 20 May 2013 15:39:59 -0700
Mon, 20 May 2013 14:35:10 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It would be good news for Gronkowski if the infection is cleared because he would not have to undergo a fifth surgery on the forearm. There is a chance he will have to miss some time during training camp because of his recovery, but he could be ready for the start of the season if he does not need the fifth surgery. Gronkowski would be a No. 1 tight end if he is healthy, but owners should consider a strong No. 2 tight end in case Gronkowski has to miss time.
Sun, 19 May 2013 10:45:01 -0700
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (forearm, back) is scheduled to undergo surgery Monday, May 20, on his injured forearm. The doctors are expected to take cultures from his forearm to see if the infection is still there. If there is no infection, the plate in his forearm will be replaced and Gronkowski would start a 10- to 11-rehab process. The plate will not be replaced if there are still signs of an infection.
Fri, 17 May 2013 15:15:08 -0700
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski's (back) problem with a disc in his back is not related to the disc problem he had while in college in 2009. Gronkowski underwent a procedure to fix his back problem in college. It is not known when Gronkowski suffered his current injury.
Fri, 17 May 2013 14:20:12 -0700
Updating an ongoing story, New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski's (back, forearm) "chronic" back problem, even if it does require surgery, won't keep him from participating in training camp, unless his forearm needs several more surgeries. Gronkowski's disc problem is different from the disc problem he dealt with in 2009, when he had the disc shaved down. However, his new disc problem dates back to last season. The star tight end was surrounded by rumors in 2010 that he dealt with spinal stenosis, or the narrowing of the spinal column that can lead to degenerative discs and joint pain. However, those rumors were quickly dismissed.
Fantasy Tip: If Gronkowski's forearm injury allows him to return in time for training camp and Week 1, he may not be 100 percent healthy. However, if he's on the field and playing, fantasy owners will find it hard not to view him as a TE1. Temper your expectations early, though, and keep tabs on his recovery from these injuries this offseason.
Fri, 17 May 2013 14:16:06 -0700
Updating previous reports, New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back, forearm) probably will need to undergo back surgery but is waiting for a second option at this point. His back surgery likely would occur three to four weeks after his upcoming forearm surgery. His back surgery would be delayed if Gronkowski needs two surgeries on his forearm.
Fantasy Tip: Gronkowski's availability for the start of the regular season could come into question if he does undergo back surgery in the next few weeks. Owners that take Gronkowski in their drafts should look to take a strong No. 2 tight end in case he does miss some games.
Fri, 17 May 2013 12:37:38 -0700
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski's (back, forearm) back issue is believed to be minor, and if he does need surgery, he is not expected to miss more time than it would take to recover from the forearm issue he is dealing with.
Fantasy Tip: Good news in that the issue is only believed to be minor and it won’t keep him out longer than he expected to be out with the forearm issue. Still, it is concerning that he is dealing will these injuries. Keep an eye on his status in the coming weeks as you start to put together your draft boards.
Fri, 17 May 2013 12:32:01 -0700
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (forearm, back) could require surgery on his back for a disc issue he has been dealing with. Gronkowski recently underwent an MRI, and if he is forced to have the surgery, could be ready in the same amount of time it would take to recover from the arm issue.
Fantasy Tip: Another red flag for the Patriots tight end. Add the back issues to the forearm issues, and the idea that when healthy, he would likely split looks with Aaron Hernandez, and it all leads to dropping Gronkowski on your draft board. If healthy, he is obviously still a TE1, but his health is a big question mark at this point.
Fri, 17 May 2013 10:12:01 -0700
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (forearm) will likely need a fifth surgery that would probably keep him out of the start of training camp if his infection hasn't cleared when they operate on him for the fourth time next week. The team won't have a true timetable until he undergoes another procedure next week. Gronkowski has been taking antibiotics.
Fantasy Tip: Gronk's fantasy value as a top-tier tight end is in serious doubt until he has his surgery next week. That will give us a much better idea of whether he has a chance to be ready for Week 1. If another surgery is needed, you can probably count him out and drop him down in your rankings. Aaron Hernandez is recovering from shoulder surgery, but if he's ready for the start of the season and Gronk isn't, Hernandez's stock will shoot up.
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