Shelved for the entire 2009 campaign at Arizona following a back operation, the 24-year-old Gronkowski is again experiencing pain caused by degenerative disc disease.
Undergoing the knife for a fourth time on May 20 to fix his bummed forearm, the 6-foot-6, 265 pound Neanderthal is expected to need roughly 12 weeks to recuperate from this week’s procedure.
Hence, Gronkowski may be unable to compete for New England against the Bills in Buffalo on September 8.
More worrisome, with the Patriots considering placing their dynamic playmaker on the reserve/PUP list, Gronkowski could miss the first six games of the season.
A two-time All-Pro who established records for the most touchdowns (17) and yards (1,327) by a tight end in 2011, Gronkowski is a standout weapon and one of the greatest men to ever lineup at the position.
Although the immortal Tom Brady could succeed throwing a pigskin to an alligator, losing the former Wildcat would badly hinder New England’s offensive attack.
Signing a six-year contract extension worth $54 million in June 2012, Gronkowski is destined to retire prematurely as an unfulfilled talent.
Regrettably, injuries will force Rob Gronkowski out of the sport within the next five years.by