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NFL report: Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski to have back surgery

NFL report: Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski to have back surgery

The Rams are heavy underdogs for Sunday’s game at New England, but at least they can stop game-planning for Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.

Gronkowski is scheduled to undergo back surgery Friday in Los Angeles, according to multiple reports.

Gronkowski has had a series of injuries this season.

He suffered a chest injury that forced him to sit out against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 11 but played against the New York Jets last week.

Gronkowski has 25 receptions, three for touchdowns.

Rams Coach Jeff Fisher said Wednesday that he was preparing for Gronkowski and quarterback Tom Brady...

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