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Shalise Manza Young On Toucher & Rich: Gronkowski’s Forearm Surgery And New Back Issue

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Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) – Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is going under the knife — again — on Monday.

Gronkowski will have a fourth surgery performed on his forearm on Monday to remove a plate, and doctors are hopeful there is no lingering infection. But they won’t know for sure if the infection is completely gone until test results come back a week or so after the surgery is performed.

If that wasn’t enough surgery for the tight end though, USA Today reported last week that Gronkowski may need surgery to repair a damaged disc in his back.

The Boston Globe’s Shalise Manza Young joined 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich on Monday to discuss Grokn’s impending forearm surgery, andwhat she knows of this new back issue.

If the infection in Gronk’s forearm is gone, will the tight end finally be done with surgeries on his arm?

They discussed Gronk’s back issues during his college days and the surgery he underwent in 2009, and though it seems to be an issue with a different disc this time whether there any parallels between what he went through in 2009 and this new problem.

Also, how much longer do the Patriots wait to cover themselves with Gronk?

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