Nobody can argue with the body of work we've seen from New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. His actual body, however, is falling apart faster than the plot of a Nicholas Cage movie.
Add "back surgery" to the laundry list of injuries we've seen from Gronk in his still-short career. The guy is 24 going on 105, apparently. To quote the renowned Life Alert commercial, "He's fallen...and he's only in the second season of an eight-year deal!"
Will Gronk get himself together in time for Week 1 of the NFL season? One can hope, but would it be the end of the world if the Patriots' star tight end wasn't able to go? New England still has Aaron Hernandez, Jake Ballard and Michael Hoomanawanui on the roster. That's not to suggest that Gronkowski is remotely expendable, but would his loss really be the difference between a playoff berth in the AFC and sitting at home in January?
Is that what Drew Rosenhaus meant when he told WQAM that Gronk's surgery wasn't "serious?" Hey, getting cut open is bad news for anyone, and one of the NFL's best tight ends is no exception to that.
Check out my latest episode of "Let Me Get This Straight" as I discuss the latest on Rob Gronkowski and the New England Patriots. Enjoy my take in the video above and leave your own thoughts in the comments below. As always, thanks for watching.