Patriots' Gronkowski re­port­edly faces surgery

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS - By Kyle Hightower

Rob Gronkowski’s sea­son might be over. The star Patriots tight end is hav­ing surgery for a her­ni­ated disk in his back, a per­son with knowl­edge of the de­tails tells The As­so­ci­ated Press.

Rob Gronkowski’s sea­son might be over.

The star Patriots tight end is hav­ing surgery for a her­ni­ated disk in his back, a per­son with knowl­edge of the de­tails tells The As­so­ci­ated Press.

The per­son spoke Thurs­day on con­di­tion of anonymity be­cause the surgery has not yet been an­nounced by the team. The surgery was first re­ported by the Buf­falo News.

He’s likely to be out for eight weeks or more. The Su­per Bowl is sched­uled for Hous­ton on Feb. 5, should the Patriots get that far.

Gronkowski sat out prac­tice Wed­nes­day with what listed as a back in­jury. He was ab­sent from prac­tice again on Thurs­day.

The in­jury is be­lieved to have oc­curred dur­ing the Patriots’ loss to the Sea­hawks on Nov. 13, in which Gronkowski said he re­ceived “prob­a­bly one of the hard­est I’ve got hit in my ca­reer” from safety Earl Thomas.

Gronk sat out the fol­low­ing week against San Fran­cisco. He played part of the first half last week in New Eng­land’s win over the New York Jets, but did not make a re­cep­tion.

Gronkowski has missed three games this sea­son. He has 25 catches for 540 yards and three touch­downs. He’s also dealt with a ham­string in­jury in 2016. BABY’S NAME ___________________________ BORN (date) _____________________________ MES­SAGE (max. 70 char­ac­ters please) _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________

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