Mar 1, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (right) speaks with fans during the second half of a game between the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Rob Gronkowski's Surgery Successful; Infection Cleared, New Plate Installed

New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski was under the knife today and his status for the team’s season-opener has been in question. Luckily for the Patriots, Gronkowski’s surgery was perfectly executed and there is no longer an infection in the injured forearm.

Per Pro Football Talk:

New England has to be thrilled that Gronkowski’s arm infection is gone and his fractured forearm can finally begin to fully heal.

In a few weeks, Gronk will be undergoing back surgery, with a recovery time of an estimated ten weeks.

What once looked like a grim future for Gronkowski is now a much lesser concern for New England. Gronkowski is expected to get back to the field by the end of training camp and you should plan to see him on the field for the team’s Week 1 game against the Buffalo Bills. There are smiles all around the New England area.

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