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    Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski could require back surgery

    According to USA Today...

    This has been the one issue of Gronk's that I had always been concerned with. Where everyone is talking about the forearm, everyone seems to have forgotten that his biggest knock out of college was the discs in his back. Last year, it was clear his back was bothering him, and this report confirms it.

    Arms can heal, but back injures, especially chronic back injuries, can derail careers. Let's just hope this isn't so much a structural thing as it is just pain management.
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    The word "may" was used this certainly is nothing to worry about!

    ;)
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    It's definitely worth being concerned about.

    @AlbertBreer
    MRI on Gronkowski's back took place yesterday, and he'll get a second opinion from back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins. Surgery looks likely.

    @RapSheet
    On Gronk: Had heard he's battling "chronic" back pain and the Patriots were looking into it. This developments explains it.
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    Yeah... he's totally not injury prone at all! Everything's fine and dandy! He'll easily be 100% by the start of the season! No problemo!
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    lets wait here before people have him on IR.
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    per Adam Schefter
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    It's always something to worry about, especially if it's chronic. However Adam Schefter is giving us some reassurance.

    Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter 2m

    Rob Gronkowski's back issue considered minor, per source. If he needs surgery it'd be during time frame that he'd be out with arm surgery.
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    hope he is good to go for the start of the season but I would not care if he started on PUP they need him and hernandez for the playoffs, hope they don't bring him back to fast
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    Yikes...when it rains it pours. Certainly doesn't sound good. At this point, I'd just hope they can get him right once and for all. Don't mind at all if he's going to miss a few weeks of season long as he's back for the second half. Jake Ballard, hope you're ready...and A-Hern...stay healthy for god sakes.
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    I was kidding and using the exact words of some on here that were acting like lingering infections and multiple broken bones are nothing to worry about.

    Since he "may" need to have an operation in an area that kept him out for a whole season it stands to reason that we shouldn't worry about that either right guys?

    ;)
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    As long as he withdraws from some of that dumb wrestling crap he was seen doing a few months ago,he might make it to the regular season.

    I hope his wild,crazy party life is nearing its end,he seems to love throwing his body around as much off the football field as on it.
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    I'm sure the Patriots took an MRI before forking over all that bonus money.
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    LOL......Thank you, I needed that....
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    Speaking of injured TE's ..... has there been any update on the health status of Ballard?
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    If the report is true--his recovery timeframe coincides with recovery form his arm surgery, and there's little long term concern--then it sounds like they're just taking advantage of downtime to address it now so that they won't have to down the line. Less "when it rains it pours" than "let's just get it all out of the way now".

    That said, I wouldn't blame anyone for wondering if that's just the optimistic spin that they've chosen to put on the situation. Realistically, we just don't really know what this means yet.
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    So he'll be spending a few weeks on his back. I hope Bibi Jones doesn't hear about it.
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    Isn't she a nurse? I recall seeing her dressed up like one in a vid.
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    They just posted that you can fly with Gronk and Edelman to Las Vegas next week for $40,000

    Betting that will be cancelled
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    Some of those porn stars can really damage your back. They just get way too creative and you never know what to expect next. They pull off some kinda triple Lindy using the headboard, mattress, and chandelier and I swear that you always feel it the next day.

    I hate it when that happens.

    ;)
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    Chronic back pain is never a good thing. I had a severely pulled muscle in my back and could barely move for two days. I couldn't even imagine disc issues. I hope Schefter's report is the more true of the two, and I would put my stock in his sources more than anyone else, but you never know.
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    I literally laughed out loud on this. Some comic relief in a very "unfunny" situation.
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    Really, the people that were trying to argue that Gronk isn't injury prone were grasping at straws. Being injury prone doesn't necessarily mean that the guy misses games. Being injury prone literally means that the guy or player in question has a history with injuries which, in turn, makes them more prone to getting injuries (particularly in the same area of the body) in the future. Gronk came into the league with back issues. It's why he dropped to us. The team took a chance and it's been good up until now. But if it's reported as being chronic, and if the report is true, I can't think of a worse chronic problem that a football player could possibly have. Especially a receiver and a guy that has to regularly put his body into blocks against bohemoth DL. The guy is prone to injury. Hopefully it turns out to be what Schefter reported, and is minor.
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    So, you're "all4patriots" on PFT huh? :)
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    great news...this kid is better off taking an entire year off to heal..talk about glass
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    Mine as well just sign him up to remove his wisdom teeth and have some Lasik as well.
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    Gronk is on his way to being the Peter Forsberg of the NFL. When he plays, hes the best. The problem comes when/why he doesn't play enough.
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