According to the Boston Herald, Gronk has has an infection in the area where a metal plate was installed to repair his left forearm that he injured November 18th playing Indianapolis. He might miss a few games heading into this NFL season.

Doctors will have to wait for the infection to go away to replace the plate, and Gronkowski would need 10 weeks after that to recover. So, not only does the loss of Wes Walker effect the Patriots, now with Gronk's setback, other receivers might have to step up for Tom Brady.