According to Liz Mullen of Sports Business Journal, Rob Gronkowski had a successful arthroscopic surgery on his ankle Friday morning. (FILE:Icon/SMI)

Rob Gronkowski’s ankle was heavily in focus prior to the Super Bowl and limited him severely during the game. As it turns out, the high-ankle sprain was damaged enough to require surgery.

According to Liz Mullen of Sports Business Journal, the Patriots Pro Bowl tight-end had a successful arthroscopic surgery on his ankle Friday morning. His expected recovery time will be around 10 weeks.

The arthroscopic procedure was done at Mass. General by team Dr. George Theodore, who has worked on Dustin Pedroia, Tom Brady, and Curt Schilling.

I was a little surprised to hear of Gronkowski’s surgery, but based on his performance at Indianapolis, it appeared the injury was worse than I initially thought. I have no worries moving forward and I am sure Gronkowski will have time to recover before his off-season workouts begin.

I’ll be sure to post more details when they are made available. Do you have a Twitter account? Be sure to follow me: @PatriotsHaven!