ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Rob Gronkowski's back surgery recovery is expected to take ten weeks.
A source with knowledge of the situation tells Profootballtalk.com that Rob Gronkowski will "probably" require back surgery after receiving a second opinion from Dr. Robert Watkins.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Rob Gronkowski's potential back operation is considered "minor," and wouldn't necessarily sideline him any longer than his arm surgeries.
Rob Gronkowski underwent an MRI on Monday to check a disc issue in his back and "could require surgery."
Profootballtalk.com is "told" that doctors are confident Rob Gronkowski's arm infection has "subsided," and that he'll avoid a fifth surgery.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports "at this point," the Patriots expect Rob Gronkowski (arm surgeries) to be ready for training camp, although that's subject to change pending clearance of his arm infection.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Rob Gronkowski's fourth forearm surgery is "imminent."
Rob Gronkowski is scheduled to finish his antibiotic therapy in two weeks.
A source tells the Boston Herald that Rob Gronkowski will indeed need a fourth operation on his forearm.
Citing multiple sources, ESPN Boston reports Rob Gronkowski is still "a couple of weeks away" from a determination on whether he'll need a fourth surgery on his fractured, then infected left forearm.
According to the Boston Herald, Rob Gronkowski (forearm) will delay surgery for several more weeks.
Rob Gronkowski's (arm surgeries) player rep says speculation he's in danger of missing Week 1 is "way off," and that "no determination" has been made that he'll need a fourth operation.
Citing two sources, ESPN Boston reports Rob Gronkowski will "very likely" require a fourth surgery on his fractured left forearm to alleviate a lingering infection.
USA Today reports Rob Gronkowski's doctors are "still a few weeks" away from determining whether Gronkowski needs a fourth left arm surgery.