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Rosenhaus: Gronk back surgery not serious issue

Agent says Patriots tight end played with condition all last season. Terry McCormick

Print This May 30, 2013, 12:01 PM EST

Drew Rosenhaus, the agent who represents New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, says the back surgery his client needs is not a serious procedure and won't cause him to miss any more time that he is already going to be out as he comes back from a fourth surgery on his broken forearm.

Rosenhaus made the comments on WQAM in Miami, in a piece picked up by ProFootballTalk.  The agent said the back condition is something Gronkowski dealt with all of last season and managed to play through.

“This is a lingering problem that Rob’s had for a while that’s he’s been playing with, actually through all of last season,” Rosenhaus told Joe Rose of WQAM. “The recovery will be very comparable to the amount of time he’ll miss with the arm surgery. So why not get it down and make sure when he is healthy he’s 100 percent and doesn’t have to address the back down the road?”

If that's the case, then barring any complications with the back and any further setbacks with the forearm, the Patriots are still hopeful that Gronkowski will be ready for the regular season opener.

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Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com

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