Report: Gronk might need surgery

Rob Gronkowski‘s arm might be getting better, but the

Patriots tight end may now be dealing with a different issue.

According to

href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/patriots/2013/05/17/rob-gronkowski-back-surgery-new-england/2206369/">USA

Today, Gronk recently underwent an MRI on his back to check a

disc issue he had from last season.

The source tells USA Today that this issue is with a different

disc than the one that required surgery in 2009 and that there has

been no decision whether back surgery will be required. Gronk will

also be reporting to spine specialist Robert Watkins after his

forearm surgery, according to the report. The record-setting tight

end has 38 touchdowns and 2,663 receiving yards in his first three

NFL seasons.