Rob Gronkowski surgery date targeted

FOXBOROUGH — Tight end Rob Gronkowski has not yet had surgery to repair his right knee, though it will likely happen around the beginning of the new year.

A league source confirmed to the Globe Tuesday morning that Gronkowski will have surgery in two weeks with noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews to repair the torn ACL and MCL in his right knee. Gronkowski needs the swelling to subside before he can have surgery, which will take place about four weeks from when the injury occurred on Dec. 8 when he was hit by Browns safety T.J. Ward after a third-quarter catch.

Advertisement reported on Monday that tests have shown no dislocation of the knee for Gronkowski and he should be ready for the start of the 2014 season.

On Monday, a photo of Gronkowski surfaced online, though it’s a far different photo than what we’ve become accustomed to seeing from the fun-loving player: Gronkowski posed for a photo with two young boys wearing a Kansas State hoodie (his younger brother plays there) and riding a motorized scooter in a local Whole Foods market.

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