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Report: Rob Gronkowski had ankle surgery Friday

Posted on: February 10, 2012 12:56 pm
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Perhaps we can stop talking about Gronk's ankle for a while now? (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, the subject of an unholy amount of media scrutiny over the past two weeks, reportedly underwent ankle surgery on Friday to repair the high-ankle sprain that he injured during the AFC Championship Game.

That's according to Liz Mullen of the Sports Business Journal, who reports that the arthroscopic surgery was successful and that the recovery time for Gronkowski is "expected to be 10 weeks."

Gronk suffered the injury when he was tackled by "Pats Killer" and Ravens safety Bernard Pollard in the AFC title game. Gronk's ankle was the focus of pre-Super Bowl media coverage to an annoying extent and the tight end managed to play, but was essentially a decoy, catching just two passes for 26 yards.

Since then, Gronkowski's been spotted dancing shirtless at the Pats post-Super Bowl party and taken way too much guff from former Patriots like Rodney Harrison.

The fact is, Gronk suited up for the Super Bowl with an injury that many athletes wouldn't be able to play with; he wasn't necessarily effective, but he was still on the field and running routes.

He got his surgery done immediately following the season and though he probably won't get to dance much in the future, there's really no need to criticize him for what he did once the season was over. Unless you want to rip Bill Belichick for playing golf this week too anyway.

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yoothoop
Since: Feb 11, 2012
Posted on: February 11, 2012 10:02 am
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Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: February 10, 2012 4:44 pm
 

Report: Rob Gronkowski had ankle surgery Friday

For all you Patriot fans that are whining, I want to to boo Gronk every time he catches a pass or scores a TD next year as well. Make up signs and bring them to games that voice your displeasure with his "attitude" and reference the dancing that makes you so mad.



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: February 10, 2012 4:40 pm
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Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: February 10, 2012 2:53 pm
 

Report: Rob Gronkowski had ankle surgery Friday

Trade Gronkowski for as great as he is physically his character is about as flawed as it gets plus the Pats could get great talent in return and have Aaron Hernandez who is just as good if not better than Gronkowski.  He can't run in the Super Bowl but he sure can dance afterwards.  It's the Super Bowl, take pain killers, cortizone shots, etc.  Play the game like it's the last game of your life and afterwards if you cannot walk you have six months to heel, plenty of time for a 22 year old kid but to go out dancing afterwards sends the message to his teammates with the exception of Matt Light that partying is more important than football.  If I were Bob Kraft I would have feelers out there for a trade to get some defense for the all world tight end.  Gronkowski is bad for team chemistry.



Since: Oct 1, 2007
Posted on: February 10, 2012 2:52 pm
 

Report: Rob Gronkowski had ankle surgery Friday

Dear NE Fans,

To reduce the amount of whining, will you please specify to exact amount of time a 22 year old is supposed to pout after losing in the Super Bowl to the Giants?  I mean seriously.  The guy was dancing, probably after a few drinks.  Plus he only scored you 17 TD's that season.  What a horrible person.



Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: February 10, 2012 2:19 pm
 

Report: Rob Gronkowski had ankle surgery Friday

Gotta say Gronk should have sat. The guy wasnt a great decoy, they matched him with a DE the majority of the game. Damn, I think the Pats could have been more productive with a solid option out there.




Since: Jun 13, 2011
Posted on: February 10, 2012 1:59 pm
 

Report: Rob Gronkowski had ankle surgery Friday

"if Gronkowski was hurt so bad he should not have played ! He only hurt the team running the way he did , but then again it didn't look like it was bothering him when he was dancing ......."

He was used as a decoy, which was still a pretty sound strategy seeing as how the Giants still had to respect him...and on the one play they didn't body up on him, he caught a 20-yard-pass.  And, Gronk's "dancing," if you wanna call it that, and running a post route full-speed, while cutting through linebacker traffic are two VASTLY different things.



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: February 10, 2012 1:46 pm
 

Report: Rob Gronkowski had ankle surgery Friday

Nice one! I agree with you 100 %!!!



Since: Feb 2, 2012
Posted on: February 10, 2012 1:43 pm
 

Report: Rob Gronkowski had ankle surgery Friday

Belichik wasn't golfing the night of the game ? Brinson you are a Moron and if Gronkowski was hurt so bad he should not have played ! He only hurt the team running the way he did , but then again it didn't look like it was bothering him when he was dancing .......


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