Rob Gronkowski undergoes ACL surgery that Dr. James Andrews says ‘went very well’
|01.09.14 at 10:24 pm ET|
Rob Gronkowski took his first step Thursday toward a return to the playing field in 2014 with reconstructive surgery on his right ACL.
The procedure was performed by renown orthopedic surgery Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla. On site with Gronkowski were his father Gordy Gronkowski and Gronkowski’s super agent Drew Rosenhaus, who tweeted after the procedure that Andrews said the surgery “went very well.”
Gronkowski tore his ACL and injured his MCL on Dec. 8 in a win over the Browns when T.J. Ward went low and took out his knees on a 21-yard seam route.
Gronkowski is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for the 2014 regular season.
Later in the evening, after Gronkowski was in recovery, the tight end tweeted his thanks to all the well-wishes from fans.
With Rob & Gordy in Pensacola. Good news the surgery is over. Dr Andrews said it went very well.
— Drew Rosenhaus (@RosenhausSports) January 9, 2014
Thank you all for the support! Go Pats! Woooo!
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