Rob Gronkowski injury: Patriots TE to undergo forearm surgery

Jim Rogash

Gronkowski and the Patriots hope this procedure will solve his ongoing issue.

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will undergo a fourth surgical procedure to treat his left forearm injury on Monday, according to the Boston Herald.

The team hopes this operation will finally end Gronkowski's ongoing battle with an infection that's affected him for months. Scheduled for Monday, the procedure could involve replacing the plate currently keeping his broken forearm in place.

If all goes well, Gronkowsk will finally be free of infection and a 10-11 week recovery phase will be implemented.

Gronkowski suffered the initial injury back in November. He managed to return for the playoffs after missing five games, but re-injured the same arm against the Houston Texans.

In addition to the problems with Gronkowski's arm, he also may need back surgery, according to ESPN. Since entering the league, Gronkowski has been a huge part of the Patriots offense. He has 38 career touchdowns in his three seasons with New England.

The Patriots and Gronkowski should know more about the star tight end's health after his surgery.

More from SB Nation:

Geno Smith: 'I play smart. I play above my neck'

Charles Woodson to visit Raiders

Coming: A reality TV show featuring Packers fans

Titus Young's mugshot is Hall of Fame-worthy | #Lookit

Tim Tebow's (fake) CFL chronicles

The rise of "Generation Jaguar"

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.