FOXBOROUGH, Mass., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Devastating news rocked the fantasy football world Thursday for some unlucky owners.
— Vic Carucci (@viccarucci) December 1, 2016
#Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski thought he would return quickly. Instead, out several weeks. Team has already used its IR/designated to return— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 1, 2016
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that there is "no time frame on possible return." Schefter later reported that he is expected to miss two months, confirming a Buffalo News report.
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has a herniated disc in his back, per source. Surgery on Friday.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 1, 2016
Gronkowski had 540 yards and three touchdowns in eight games before the injury. If you don't have a shot at Martellus Bennett, now is the time to scour the waiver wire for a 'replacement' for the irreplaceable pass-catcher.