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Report: Gronkowski had third arm surgery

Posted by Matt Pepin, Boston.com Staff  February 25, 2013 06:33 PM

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Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski had a third surgery on his left arm last week, according to a report on Twitter by ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The third surgery was for an infection. Gronkowski broke his left forearm in November, then broke the same arm in a playoff game vs. the Texans in January. He had surgery after each injury.

Schefter reported the infection was caught early enough that it will not cause him to miss "any extended time" and he will likely be ready to play by training camp in late July.

Gronkowski was scheduled to appear at Sunday night's Academy Awards as a red-carpet correspondent for the NFL Network, but he was replaced by Ravens cornerback Ed Reed, although no explanation was given.

Gronkowski's off-season lifestyle has been scrutinized heavily, and he made headlines earlier this month when he was caught on video dancing and performing wrestling-style moves with another man on a stage in Las Vegas despite a large cast on his left arm.

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