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Rob Gronkowski’s surgery has concluded

Rob Gronkowski

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) catches a pass during practice at the NFL football team’s facility in Foxborough, Mass., Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. The Patriots are scheduled to host the Houston Texans in an AFC division playoff game Sunday. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)


Surgery on Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski’s back has concluded, a source told PFT’s Mike Florio on Tuesday.

It is believed the surgery, conducted Tuesday, was successful, the source told PFT.

At present, it’s not yet certain when Gronkowski -- one of the game’s top all-around performers at his position -- will again be ready to play. The Pro Bowl tight end was bothered by a forearm injury /infection late in the 2012 campaign and into this offseason before the back issue became a primary concern.

Gronkowski, 24, caught 55 passes for 790 yards and 11 touchdowns in just 11 regular-season games in 2012. Slightly more than one-in-five of his career regular-season catches have gone for touchdowns (38 TDs, 187 receptions).