Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski undergoes back surgery Tuesday
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Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski undergoes back surgery Tuesday

Well, it happened. Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski @RobGronkowski finally underwent back surgery on Tuesday in Los Angeles. Now he is facing a 10-to-12-week rehab period, and it is expected to be a close call as to whether he will play Week 1 versus the Bills. An anonymous source told USA Today's Mike Garafolo that the Patriots are holding on to an "optimistic" view that Gronkowski will be ready to go by some point late in August.

Fantasy Analysis:

The surgery was reportedly successful, but when is that ever not the case? A late-August return would be about 10 weeks from now, but it seems like the odds are much higher that Gronk will need at least 12 weeks and be forced to miss at least one regular-season game. Tuesday's operation is just the latest chapter in this saga that is far from over. What we do know is that Gronk will miss at least most if not all of training camp. His ADP should be interesting to watch during August.

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I have played fantasy sports since 2001. I've played mostly in fantasy football and baseball leagues. I wrote for FFToolbox from 2002-2005 and re-joined in 2009.

I was an undergraduate from the University of Central Florida, and a master's graduate from Cal State University, Northridge specializing in journalism/mass communication. I make my home in Long Beach, Calif.

While I grew up in California, my favorite football team has always been the New York Giants.

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