Patriots' Rob Gronkowski has a herniated disk and will undergo surgery, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter and other reports.
Gronkowski is scheduled for the surgery in Los Angeles on Friday.
Various reports say Gronkowski could be out of action for 6-8 weeks.
This is the third time Gronkowski has had back surgery since 2009. He has also had four forearm surgeries, knee surgery, and ankle surgery.
Here is a breakdown of Gronkowski's injuries that involved surgery.
2009 Herniated disk surgery while in college at Arizona
2012 Broken forearm initially vs Colts in November while blocking on an extra point. Missed time until playoffs, and came back and re-aggravated the injury in the playoffs against Houston (January of 2013). Missed rest of playoffs. Ultimately he had FOUR forearm surgeries between 2012-2013
2013 Had Back surgery in offseason
2013 Tore ACL/MCL vs Browns in December. Had surgery. Missed rest of season (including playoffs)
2016 Will undergo back surgery Friday (Will be his 3rd back surgery (2009, 2013)
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