Gronkowski has successful ankle surgery

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski takes the field before the start of the NFL Super...

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski takes the field before the start of the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game against the New York Giants in Indianapolis , Indiana, Feb. 5, 2012. (REUTERS/Gary Hershorn)

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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski reportedly underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle.

Comcast SportsNet New England confirmed the procedure took place on Friday morning, reporting that recovery time is expected to be 10 weeks.

The 22-year-old sustained the injury, called a high ankle sprain, during the third quarter of a 23-20 victory over Baltimore in the AFC Championship Game.

He was limited to two receptions for 26 yards in the Pats’ Super Bowl defeat to the New York Giants last Sunday.

Gronkowski turned in a record-breaking year for the Patriots, setting an NFL mark for tight ends with 17 touchdown receptions. He also scored once on the ground and finished the campaign with 90 catches — second on the team behind only Wes Welker’s 122 — for 1,327 yards.


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