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Rob Gronkowski Underwent Surgery Monday and Will Miss 4 to 8 Weeks

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski underwent surgery on his left forearm Sunday morning and is expected to miss four-to-eight weeks.


After breaking his left forearm in Sunday's 59-24 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, tight end Rob Gronkowski underwent surgery Monday morning and is expected to miss four-to-eight weeks, according to Tom E. Curran of Comcast Sportsnet New England.

Gronkowski broke his left forearm on New England's final extra-point attempt against the Colts.

If Gronk can make it back in four weeks, he'll be ready to play Week 16 against the Jacksonville Jaguars—which some might figure is a meaningless game.

So the best case scenario would be Gronk returning Week 16 against the Jags with only one game remaining against the Miami Dolphins.

I'd like to believe that Gronk would end up just being rested those two games, as they're against two very beatable opponents and the Patriots could possibly already have a playoff spot locked up.

The only way that I see Gronk playing those two final games is if the Patriots can somehow leap-frog the Houston Texans for the top spot of the AFC or even improve their playoff seeding.

If you ask me, I don't expect to see Gronk back on the field until the first game of the playoffs for the Patriots.

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