New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is still dealing with an infection in his broken left arm. Gronk had a second plate inserted into the arm, and the Boston Herald is reporting it could cause him to miss the start of the regular season.
The Herald is reporting that doctors need to replace the current plate in his arm, but won’t be able to if the tissue is still infected.
That would require a surgical procedure around the tissue that would require a 10-week recovery time that would put the season opener in jeopardy.
Gronkowski is nearing the end of a six-week cycle of antibiotic treatments. Team doctors, officials and Gronkowski’s agent Drew Rosenhaus are scheduled to meet next week to make a determination of what step will be need to betaken next and how quickly to move.
Everyone is hopeful the infection has been cured but they cannot be sure until the surgery to remove the old plate and the process to replace it begins.