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    Just heard on the Sports hub that Gronk is expected to have surgery at seasons end....

    Edit: looking for more info, if anyone has any plz share...they said it will be to "just clean it up"
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    Rapsheet tweeted that out.. im unfollowing him because he is getting annoying.. he wrote that is the "expectation" .. what the hell does that mean?
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    The Boston Globe reports that Rob Gronkowski will likely need his injured left ankle scoped following the Super Bowl.
    Beat reporter Shalise Manza Young confirms that Gronk will play in Super Bowl XLVI, but his ankle will need to be "cleaned up" due to apparent ligament damage. While the operation doesn't sound major, it's clear Gronkowski will be at less than full strength against the Giants. An early-game aggravation would certainly have the potential to impact the Super Bowl's outcome

    Report: Gronk needs post-Super Bowl surgery - Rotoworld.com
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    Thanks Gronkandez I'm at work and having trouble focusing on one thing at a time
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    It means he's expected to have surgery :confused:


    expected - past participle, past tense of ex·pect (Verb);

    Regard (something) as likely to happen.
    Regard (someone) as likely to do or be something.

    I'm just being a smart arse ;) ignore me :p
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    That leaves the implication that this is big news and it's a major injury, but in reality how many players have some type of work done after the season is over; I'm guessing 25%? Maybe more?
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    They will tape it up and put a brace on it and shoot him with painkillers and that anti-inflammatory that has been in the news lately...and his play will not be noticeably affected. Because it is the last game of the season. Then they'll go in and fix anything that needs to be fixed and he will have the whole offseason to recover.

    BTW if you look up high ankle sprains on wikipedia it says the recovery time can be as little as 2-3 days. The fact that Gronk came back into the same game and played most of the rest of the day would seem to indicate that this was a mild injury as far as high ankle sprains go. I think we dodged an artillery shell.
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    Big Ben had a high ankle sprain and it lasted the rest of his season. Gronk doesn't have to plant and throw, but must plant and spin.
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    Not all "high ankle sprains" are created equal, nor are the injuries in any other specific category.
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    I know its a different position and different injury but Mayo was back in a few weeks after a MCL Sprain
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    Wow! A few days ago I added Rapaport to my twitter feed. I already have Reiss and SMY, so I thought he was a legitimate reporter.

    Are you kidding me?

    First, he "broke" a story about Gronkowski having ligament damage. Really? Is that not the definition of a strain? Then, after speculating about the same information that everyone else was given, the high ankle sprain comment form Gronk's father, he "breaks" a story about an "expectation" for needing surgery. Notice that there are no sources on either one of these. These are just his guesses.

    Here are the facts as we know them. A source inside the Patriots organization did reveal that Gronk will be "fine" for the Super Bowl. A league source also said it was "just a sprain"- he did not say whether it was a high ankle sprain because it doesn't really matter. High ankle sprains vary in severity. Maurkice Pouncey was carted off the field last year. Roethlisberger could not walk without nearly falling over. Gronkowski had a slight limp.

    Good chance he will need surgery, along with about 20 other players who also need a "scope".

    I'm done with Rapaport.
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    Still don't know if this makes the injury sound any worse or not. Many players need to have injuries cleaned up after the season even if they don't miss any time because of the injury. A frayed tendon may not be as bad as it sounds.
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    The misinformation begins. When is the last time we heard something like this, at the point, from the Pats?
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    different body part.
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    I don't think Pollards tackle cause the injury. But it seems like whenever he around any of our valuable players, something bad happens.

    I know that Luca Brazi has been sleeping with the fishes for quite some time. But I wonder if he had any children or grand children that might be hired as a "special assistant".
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    BTW did any of you follow the link in the ESPN Patriots Blog report on this, which leads to another page and in that one is a link to the actual video which was broadcast in Western NY? Some reporter is interviewing Gronk's dad, and although it wasn't shown on camera, in the video the reporter said Dad said Gronk has a high ankle sprain and ALSO SAID HE WOULD BE FINE BY THE SUPER BOWL.

    Of course the viral media focuses on the negative and ignores the positive.
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    funny, considering they have been reporting this as 'the same injury that Rapistberger had'; I would think that Gronk will be headed in for surgery about a week after the rapist has his..............

    Oh, what surgery? that's right these same media were reporting for 3 months now that all Ben needed was to rest it.

    whatever. SB bye week manufactured crisis reporting.:bricks:
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    He'll be fine. If he's on the field he needs to be accounted for. And those hands are in good shape.
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    Notice that "surgery" and "clean-up" are being used together in these reports. The only "clean-up" needed for a high ankle sprain would be arthroscopic to remove scar tissue. This sounds like a fairly big assumption since I doubt they know about the buildup of scar tissue yet and given the time between February 6th and the next football related activity for Gronk, the scar tissue (which is needed to repair any ligament damage) may clear up on its own without surgery.

    Putting the scary "surgery" word without context is lazy. Unless you are prepared to provide that context, why bother reporting anything?
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    Earlier today Ordway said that his sources (and he does have them via Patriots Monday and Friday) told him that the improvement in Gronk's ankle over the last few days alone was amazing.
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    This guy plays in the SB as if nothing's wrong and then it'll be addressed. He's 22, as close to bionic as there is, there's two weeks of rest and good modern medicine "freeze shots." The yahoos in NJ are pissing their diapers praying that Gronk's out. Not happening. The NY media are setting an all-time record for ball-washing a home team. The Pats are given no chance of winning this game by them and most other "experts." Just the way I like it. Sit back and enjoy it.
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    As long as it isn't before the season ends, there's absolutely nothing to worry about.
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    On one of the shows on one of the ESPNs while they were talking about it they were saying some teams have special blood plasma machines which they can spin the blood around and separate out the blood plasma then re-inject it in the hurt area to really help the healing process. I probably didn't type that right, I'm not a doctor, but I would guess Gronk has had some high tech assistance; if the Patriots don't have this machine - although I bet they do - then Mass General certainly will.
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    Listen up, he will get injected with painkilling medication before the superbowl, and he will play. Will he be 100%? Probably not, and even if he doesn't play, the motto is, NEXT MAN UP. Have some faith fellas, much of Gronks success is due to our stud quartberback anyway, im not saying gronk isnt a physical specimen, but Brady will spread the ball around nicely. Our offense is the least of my worries for this game....
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    This.

    I mean, whenever Gronk has been kept relatively quiet, Hernandez seems to have a massive game and vice versa.

    I'm not worried even if Gronk doesn't play...we still ahve the weapons.
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    Crystal ball says....

    In order to achieve added stability to the ankle, the Pats doctors will sew his skin to the Inferior tibiofibular joint.

    Unfortunately, some blood may appear on his sock.

    Because of the added support, Gronk has a monster game: 10 catches, 183 yds, 3TDs & and a Super Bowl MVP trophy.

    Does the sock go to Canton, OH or Patriots Place? :D
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    Goddam Cheatriots are at it again...
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    He absolutely plays. Bank on it. And not at a very reduced rated, if any, either.
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    New Procedure Uses Athletes’ Own Blood to Treat Injuries - NYTimes.com
    Note this article is 3 years old - the platelet injections are becoming fairly routine therapy from what I am hearing. Duke Medicine is advertising their leadership in this area on ESPN radio in this area.
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