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Reports: Gronkowski set to finally have knee surgery this week

Image: Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (Stew Milne/USA Today Sports)
Gronk not in pads is a familiar look for the injury-riddled Patriots tight end.
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP)

New England Patriots' tight end Rob Gronkowski will have knee surgery Thursday, according to reports.

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Gronkowski missed the first six games of the season following offseason operations on his back and left forearm. In his seventh game back, he tore the ACL and MCL on his right knee on Dec. 8 in a 27-26 win over the Cleveland Browns.

Before his latest injury, Gronkowski had 39 receptions for 592 yards and four touchdowns this season.

The Patriots (12-4) host the Indianapolis Colts (12-5) in an AFC divisional-round playoff game on Saturday night.

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