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Rob Gronkowski TE - NE

Experience: 6 YRS   Height: 6'6"   Weight: 265  Bye: 9
Proj Pts.
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The Patriots have placed TE Rob Gronkowski (back) on IR, officially ending his 2016 season. He underwent back surgery on Friday. We don't have a concrete timetable for his rehab, but Gronk should be ready in plenty of time for the start of the 2017 campaign -- barring any setbacks. He turns just 28 in May but has now undergone 3 back surgeries and missed 27 games across 7 NFL seasons.

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Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back) is not expected to play again this season, the team said in an official statement on Thursday night. "But will await the results of tomorrow’s surgery before making a final determination," the statement continued. New England is only calling Gronk's issue a "lower-back injury." Others have reported that it's a herniated disc. At this point, there's no reason to believe that his 2017 status will be impacted, but we should learn more in the coming weeks and months. Gronkowski will still only be 28 when next season kicks off -- albeit with a length injury history.

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Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski will undergo back surgery on Friday, according to Pro Football Talk. No word yet one exactly what the procedure will address or how long Gronk will be sidelined, but it seems likely that he'll miss multiple weeks -- and possibly the rest of the season. This will be his 3rd back surgery since 2009 and is definitely a long-term concern. Gronk's absence should theoretically boost TE Martellus Bennett's outlook, although he's dealing with his own ankle issue.

Update: Gronk's surgery is to repair a herniated disc, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Gronk is expected to miss 2 months. That'd knock him out for the rest of the regular season and probably only give him a shot to return for the Super Bowl.

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Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (back) did not practice on Wednesday. We, not surprisingly, haven't heard anything from the team on his status. Fantasy owners need to have a backup plan in place for Week 13. We'll get another update tomorrow.

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The “initial indication” is that the back injury that knocked Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski out of Sunday's game vs. the Jets is not serious, according to Pro Football Talk. The report adds that Gronk is tentatively expected to be available for Week 13. We should learn more tomorrow. It's worth noting that he has a history of back issues, undergoing surgeries in 2009 and 2013. It’s unclear if this injury is related to either of those.

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Injury Predictor

There’s no doubt that Gronkowski is the top fantasy TE. But when should he come off the board on draft day? While the TE position is filled with promising prospects, nobody can match Gronk’s combination of safety and upside. He’s the most dominant scorer in football today with 65 career TDs in 80 regular season games. That leads all RBs, WRs and TEs since Gronk entered the league in 2010. As such a transcendent talent, Gronkowski remains a legit mid-to-late Round 1 pick.

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Season Injury Analysis
2016 Leg Gronk pulled up lame in preseason practice and has been limited for more than 2 weeks.
2016 Back Gronk took a heavy hit hit in Week 10 and earned a slipped disc. He needed surgery to replace, later getting placed on the IR.
2015 Knee Gronk was hit hard on his right knee by Broncos Safety Darian Stewart and had to be carted off the field. Although it was the same knee that he tore his ACL on it was not a serious injury and Gronk was back after missing one game
2013 Back Gronkowski underwent an MRI check a disc issue. His vertebra was fractured and operated succesfully on in June
2013 Forearm Rob Gronkowski underwent a total of 4 surgeries to repair broken forearm with the final surgery being on 20th May to clear an infection.
2013 Knee Gronkowski received a low hit to the outside of his right knee, causing it to buckle inward. The torn ACL required season ending surgery
2012 Forearm Broke his arm in Sunday's blowout victory over the Indianapolis Colts and underwent surgery. He missed six regular games.
2011 Ankle Gronkowski sprained his ankle and left game
2009 Back Gronkowski was reported to suffer a back strain. He underwent surgery missing 13 regular games.
2008 Neck Rob Gronkowski missed three games of the season while suffering from mononucleosis and strep throat.

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