Rob Gronkowski Fantasy News
Rob Gronkowski to 'take his time' with his ACL recovery
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 3:07pm
It was reported this week that that New England tight end Rob Gronkowski is moving along just fine in his recovery from a torn ACL and MCL. That's all well and good, but a source close to him told me that the star player will "take his time and then take more time."
I'm told he might even take more time, and be more patient, than ever before. I'm not exactly sure when we'll see Gronkowski.
Gronkowski waited until January to have his surgery, so those expecting him to be ready to play nine months later in September may be disappointed. We may be playing the same 'will he' or 'won't he' (go on PUP) game in August when draft season is in full swing.
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Rob Gronkowski (ACL) on track in his recovery
Friday, April 11, 2014, 9:09pm
Gronkowski has been hugely productive when healthy, but his health is a major concern heading into 2014. He reportedly had surgery on Jan. 9 to reconstruct a torn ACL. He was injured on Dec. 8, and we’re not sure why he waited a month to have the surgery. Regardless, it typically takes a full year to recover, though Adrian Peterson and Robert Griffin III have made quicker returns (with varying success). Gronkowski is tentatively expected to be ready for the start of the season, but don’t be surprised we don’t know his status until deep into August or even early September. This makes him a major risk in 2014 fantasy drafts. The ACL surgery was the eighth (known) surgery of his career.
Rob Gronkowski (ACL, MCL) to have surgery Thursday
Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 12:34pm
Hmm, we assumed that the surgery had already occurred. No reason has been given for the delay, but obviously his recovery hasn't started yet. There was a report that said he was expected to be ready for the start of the season, but that's looking very iffy at this point.
Report: Gronk could be ready for start of 2014
Monday, December 16, 2013, 8:54pm
Some positive news on the injury front. NFL Network's, and former Boston Globe leading man, Albert Breer is reporting that Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has a torn ACL/MCL but not a dislocated knee.
The expected time frame for Gronk is to have surgery in two weeks once the swelling has gone down. Breer also states that the expectation is that Gronk will be ready for the start of the 2014 season.
The piece points out that had the knee been dislocated, Dr. David Chao, a former NFL team doctor, says that surgery could have been postponed even further and that the surgery could have possibly needed two stages to complete. Instead, the recovery timeline is moved forward and the number of immediate surgeries is reduced.