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Rob Gronkowski said he's had no setbacks as he rehabs from Jan. 7 ACL surgery.

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Rob Gronkowski (knee) said it's too early to tell if he'll be ready for Week 1.

"Oh man, that's too far away. I'm just improving every day right now," Gronkowski said. "I'm working hard every day to put myself in the best situation so that I'm ready." What else would you expect to hear from a Patriots player? Gronkowski underwent surgery for a torn ACL and MCL on January 9. Prepare for a second consecutive summer of mostly empty Gronkowski "updates."

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Rob Gronkowski (knee surgery) is not participating fully in this week's offseason workouts, as expected.

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A source tells Bleacher Report that Rob Gronkowski (knee) will "take his time and then take more time" with his latest rehab.

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Rob Gronkowski (knee) is expected to begin a running program soon.

Gronkowski visited with Dr. James Andrews this week and remains on track with his rehab schedule. The fact that he hasn't had any setbacks is a good sign, but he remains a candidate to open training camp on the active/PUP list. Gronkowski should be considered highly questionable for Week 1.

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Rob Gronkowski will have surgery to reconstruct his ACL and MCL on Thursday with Dr. James Andrews.

This is more for bookkeeping purposes on our part. It'll be the eighth known surgery of 24-year-old Gronkowski's career. The Patriots tentatively expect him to be ready for the start of the 2014 season. The early reports have all been positive, but being that it's the Patriots we're unlikely to hear much more on Gronkowski before late-spring or early-summer.

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Rob Gronkowski's impending knee reconstruction will be the eighth known surgery of his career.

Gronkowski is just 24 years old, but his battle scars are deep. He's had four surgeries on his forearm, two on his back, one on his ankle and is getting set to have his torn ACL/MCL repaired. That said, he looked incredibly fluid and athletic in the seven games he played in this season before the knee injury. More beast than mere human, we wouldn't be surprised at all if Gronkowski eventually regained dominant form.

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Rob Gronkowski (torn ACL, injured reserve) will undergo surgery in "about two weeks," and is tentatively expected to be ready for the start of the 2014 season.

Specifically, Gronk has "been told he should be ready for start of 2014 season." In reality, it's far too early to assess Gronk's odds of being ready for Week 1, but it's good news that the early reports are positive. We're unlikely to get a real bead on Gronk's progress before May or June.

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Patriots placed TE Rob Gronkowski on injured reserve with a torn right ACL and MCL, ending his season.

TE D.J. Williams has been re-signed in a corresponding roster move. Gronk also suffered a concussion on the hit that tore up his knee, sending him into the offseason in exceedingly rough shape. The serious injury is just the latest for a player who's undergone five surgeries in the past 13 months, and missed his entire junior year of college after undergoing a back operation. Gronk is still only 24, but it's fair to wonder if he can overcome yet another major injury to remain the historically dominant tight end he's been through the first four years of his career. You can compensate for only so many ailments. Gronk should be considered highly questionable for Week 1 2014. His $3.75 million base salary is fully guaranteed.

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Rob Gronkowski suffered a concussion along with his right ACL and MCL tears on the T.J. Ward hit in Sunday's Week 14 win over Cleveland.

Gronk banged his head on the turf at the end of the awkward injury. A source tells Profootballtalk that Gronk's concussion is considered "slight," but it's still something to file away. Gronkowski is headed to injured reserve.