Data Scout Notes: PLombardi/PMaxwell/09Mackey/1stC
Post-Draft Outlook:BEST PICK: Tight end Rob Gronkowski: The soft-handed product out of Arizona convinced New England doctors that he was healthy enough to warrant a second-round pick. Gronkowski fills a huge need and could be expected to contribute from day one.
A closer look at the Patriots' picks: Round 2/42 -- Rob Gronkowski, TE, 6-6, 265, Arizona, After sitting out 2009 with a back injury, Gronkowski left college early as one of the top tight end prospects. He has soft hands and can block, filling a huge hole in New England. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout *Rob Gronkowski News
01/08/14 - TE Rob Gronkowski will reportedly have surgery to prepare the torn ACL in his right knee on Jan. 9. The Pro Bowler injured the knee against the Browns on Dec. 8 on a hit that tore the ACL and MCL as well as leaving Gronkowski with a minor concussion. According to the Boston Globe, the surgery will be conducted by Dr. James Andrews, who consulted on Gronkowski's return this season from spring/summer surgeries on his broken left forearm (which dealt with an infection) and back. Waiting a month for the swelling to subside in ACL/MCL injuries is common.
12/09/13 - TE Rob Gronkowski was carted off the field in the third quarter against the Browns with a serious knee injury. Gronkowski was taken to the hospital and has reportedly suffered a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee that will end his season.
12/05/13 - TE Rob Gronkowski (back/forearm/hamstring) continues to be listed as limited in practice.
12/03/13 - TE Rob Gronkowski appeared to come up limping due to a right lower leg injury after a second-half reception against the Texans. Gronkowski - who's been listed as limited in practice in recent weeks due to back, forearm and hamstring injuries - went to the sideline momentarily to confer with the training staff but was back on the field shortly and played the rest of the way.
11/27/13 - TE Rob Gronkowski (back/forearm/hamstring) continues to be listed as limited in practice.