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Arm surgery complete, next up for Gronkowski is evaluation of back


Now that Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has undergone a fourth arm surgery, which initially is being regarded as a success, attention soon will turn to his lingering back issue.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Gronkowski is expected to travel to California in three or four weeks for an evaluation by Dr. Robert Watkins. (The trip presumably will not include a layover in Las Vegas.) Watkins will make a recommendation as to whether Gronkowski requires back surgery.

We reported last week that back surgery currently is considered to be probable for Gronkowski.