Burlington, MA (Sports Network) - New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski reportedly underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle.
Comcast SportsNet New England confirmed the procedure took place on Friday morning, reporting that recovery time is expected to be 10 weeks.
The 22-year-old sustained the injury, called a high ankle sprain, during the third quarter of a 23-20 victory over Baltimore in the AFC Championship Game.
He was limited to two receptions for 26 yards in the Pats' Super Bowl defeat to the New York Giants last Sunday.
On Thursday night Gronkowski and his father were in Boston for the Celtics-Lakers game. Check of this picture of Rob, Lakers star Kobe Bryant and his dad, that his brother posted on twitter.
Gronkowski turned in a record-breaking year for the Patriots, setting an NFL mark for tight ends with 17 touchdown receptions. He also scored once on the ground and finished the campaign with 90 catches -- second on the team behind only Wes Welker's 122 -- for 1,327 yards.
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