Pats officially rule Gronkowski out for rest of season (AFP)

New England’s star tight end Rob Gronkowski will miss the remainder of the NFL season the Patriots confirmed, one day after he had surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back. The Patriots had said Thursday they would wait to see the results of the surgery before making a final decision on whether Gronkowski might return. There was a slight possibility Gronkowski could be ready for the Super Bowl if the 9-2 Patriots made it to the championship game.
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