Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski to undergo ba

  • New England Patriots star Youth Keenan Allen Game Jersey tight end Rob Gronkowski's back injury was worse than originally thought, and he will undergo surgery Friday to repair a ruptured disk, according to multiple reports.While there is no exact timetable for his return, Gronkowski is expected to mi seight weeks, according to the Buffalo News, which was first to report the story. On that timeline, Keenan Allen Jersey he would be out through the AFC Championship if the Pats advance that far.MORE: Gronk's Patriots days are numbered | Week 13 Power RankingsIn an injury-hampered season,Gronkowski has just25 catches for 540 yards Antonio Gates Jersey and three touchdowns. He suffered the back injury and a punctured lung Nov Game Philip Rivers Navy Jersey . 13 on hit by SeahawkssafetyEarl Thomas.The Patriots will be forced to start Martellus Bennett, who also has been dealing with injuries this season. Bennett has54 receptions for 540 yards and four touchdowns.