He's been running and lifting weights for weeks
Oh, I'm sure he has been lifting weights. That's part of physical therapy. But, lifting weights post op is not like lifting weights as an NFL TE.
He has to restrengthen his back post surgery so yeah, there will be weight training involved.
Additionally, his forearm has not truly been tested because of his back injury/surgery.
This is the same surgery he had in 2009 and in 2009, this is what he had to say: “I just chilled for a month and a half, sitting on the couch,” Gronkowski said. “That’s basically all you can do.”
“This idiot put him on weights right away,” said the father. “You don’t strengthen a disk. It’s not a muscle. You got to let the damn thing heal totally and then work on core strength. Stretch the hamstrings. This guy had him doing stupid things that didn’t help.”
After being holed up for a month and a half, Rob finally was able to do back and core exercises, which “helped minimize the setbacks and flare-ups,” Schober wrote.
So, if his surgery was June 18 and he (learning from previous errors) didn't even start dong core work until July 30, he has been lifting weights for three weeks.
How long you think it will take him to be football ready. Not WR or average TE football ready, but dominating top 5 round TE football ready?
This post was edited on 8/22 at 1:29 pm