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Rob Gronkowski’s first back rehab detailed in book

Tight end Rob Gronkowski has almost become a forgotten member of the Patriots as he rehabs from back surgery and sits out training camp. He has attended practices most days in street clothes, but the Patriots won’t make him available to the media until he comes off the physically unable to perform list, which could be any time in training camp (highly doubtful), before Week 1 (possible), or after missing six regular-season games, by rule (more likely).

How is Gronkowski doing in his rehab, and when will he be back on the field? We won’t hear anything from him, or the Patriots, but his recently released book, “Growing Up Gronk” with Jeff Schober, gives us a pretty good idea of what he’s going through right now and when he could return.

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