BOSTON (CBS) — Rob Gronkowski’s ankle severely limited him in the Super Bowl, but his postgame partying in Indianapolis led some to believe that the injury wasn’t as serious as originally reported.
As it turns out, the injury was serious enough to require arthroscopic surgery, which was performed on Friday. Sources confirmed to WBZ-TV that the surgery was successful and the recovery period is about 10 weeks.
Gronkowski averaged 5.6 catches for 82.9 yards per game this season, catching 17 touchdown passes and scoring once more on a rushing attempt. After catching 10 passes for 145 yards and three touchdowns against the Broncos in the divisional round of the playoffs, he suffered an ankle injury in the AFC Championship Game.
He was limited to just two catches for 26 yards in the Super Bowl, his second-worst game in terms of production this season.