Gronk has setback with arm Dan Leberfeld

Ron Borges and Karen Guregian reported in today’s Boston Herald, that New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, is still having major problems with the arm he broke last season.

“According to multiple sources familiar with the situation, tight end Rob Gronkowski has been battling a stubborn infection in the area around where a second metal plate was installed to repair his broken left forearm and his readiness for the season is in jeopardy,” wrote Borges and Guregian.

“Gronkowski is nearing the end of a six-week cycle of antibiotic treatments administered under the auspices of Massachusetts General Hospital, but it is not yet assured the infection has been completely eradicated.

“Doctors treating Gronkowski will have to go back into the arm again to remove the plate and install a new one, but if they find more infected tissue, they would be unable to install the plate at that time.”