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Rob Gronkowski reportedly undergoes successful surgery

05.20.13 at 5:40 pm ET
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Rob Gronkowski underwent another procedure on his left forearm on Monday afternoon, and according to multiple reports, the surgery was a success.

Pro Football Talk reported that the infection that had been lingering in the wake of the initial surgery was “gone,” and that the tight end had a “new plate installed” in the arm to provide support. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network also indicated that the surgery was a success, adding “no fifth surgery on the forearm” is needed, according to a source, a point that was echoed by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Gronkowski suffered the initial break in a Week 11 win over the Colts, and broke his arm again in the postseason against the Texans. The 24-year-old caught 55 passes for 790 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2012.

Gronkowski will still be faced with one more medical issue this offseason, as he’s scheduled for back surgery soon for a disk problem that reportedly bothered him last year.

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