Update: Gronkowski reportedly continues to deal with an infection in the area around where a (second) metal plate was placed in order to repair his broken left forearm, the Boston Herald reports.
Recommendation: While Gronkowski is said to be nearing the end of a six-week cycle of antibiotic treatments, it is unclear at this point if the infection has fully cleared. The report notes that the plan is to have doctors go back into Gronkowski's arm with a procedure to remove the plate currently in his arm and replace it with a new one, but if infected tissue is present at that time, the process would be delayed. There is still hope that the infection has -- or will be -- cleared up by the time the procedure happens, but if it hasn't, then there exists the possibility that the tight end's availability to start the season might be compromised. In any case, Gronkowski, the team and medical personnel are expected to meet within a week to determine the best course of action with how to proceed with the tight end's treatment. Either way, this is clearly a situation to monitor as the offseason progresses.