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Friday, February 10, 2012
Report: Rob Gronkowski has ankle surgery

By James Walker

With the way New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was dancing and partying the night of the Super Bowl, surgery for his injured left ankle didn't seem needed. But it turns out "Gronk" did have ankle surgery after all.

Liz Mullen of the Sports Business Journal reports Gronkowski had arthroscopic ankle surgery this morning. Mullen reports the recovery time is expected to be about 10 weeks, which is lengthy. But that should take Gronkowski right into New England's offseason program.

Gronkowski developed into one of the NFL's best tight ends this season. He recorded 90 receptions for 1,327 yards and 17 touchdowns.