Undergoing back surgery on June 18 to alleviate pain caused by degenerative disc disease, the 24-year-old Gronkowski is set to miss at least the first six games of 2013.
Shelved for the entire 2009 campaign at Arizona following a back operation, the 6-foot-6, 265 pound Neanderthal will ideally return by midseason.
However, also battling a mangled forearm, it’s evident that Gronkowski’s body is rapidly deteriorating.
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 dynamic playmaker and one of the greatest talents to ever lineup at the position.
Although the immortal Tom Brady could succeed throwing a pigskin to an alligator, losing the former Wildcat will badly hinder New England’s offensive attack.
Signing a six-year contract extension worth $54 million in June 2012, Gronkowski seems destined to retire prematurely.
Regrettably, expect injuries to force Rob Gronkowski out of the sport within the next five years.by