Dr. Robert Watkins performs spine surgery on Patriots' Rob Gronkowski

Laura Dyrda -  

Robert Watkins, MD, a Marina del Rey, Calif.-based spine surgeon, performed spine surgeon on New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, according to a Providence Journal report.

Mr. Gronkowski injured his back last weekend during a game against the New York Jets. His surgery was scheduled with Dr. Watkins for Dec. 2; Dr. Watkins has operated on Mr. Gronkowski on two separate occasions.

 

Mr. Gronkowski is expected to spend the next eight weeks recovering from the procedure, meaning he will not play for the rest of the season, according to the report.

 

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