Drew Rosenhaus, the agent for Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, said on 7 Sports Xtra on WSVN-7 in South Florida that no surgery has been scheduled for his client at this time. Rosenhaus added that's he unsure if surgery will be needed at all to address the infection in Gronkowski's left forearm.
"I’m not sure what’s going to happen yet, there’s been a lot of speculation," Rosenhaus said late Sunday night. "I can tell you that I’m going to be talking to the team doctors, we’re going to talk to the experts and we’re going see how it plays out."
Sources told ESPNBoston.com that a fourth surgery for Gronkowski is "very likely."
Gronkowski developed an infection following his second surgery on the forearm, which was initially broken on November 18 in a game against the Colts. On Sunday, the Boston Herald reported that Gronkowski would need to undergo a follow-up procedure in which the plate currently in his forearm would be removed in order to determine if the infection is healed, and if so, a new plate would be inserted, at which point Gronkowski would need a roughly 10-week recovery period.
Rosenhaus cautioned that no decision has been made on another procedure for the 24-year old tight end at this time.
"Right now we’ve got plenty of time until the season starts, whether he needs another operation, what that operation will entail, that’s very preliminary," he continued. "That type of speculation is way off, no determinations have been made, there’s no surgery scheduled and we’re not even sure if he’s gonna need one."