New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski underwent a fourth surgery on his forearm Monday and doctors believe his previous infection is gone, a league source told ESPN.com.
Doctors put new plates in to repair the previously broken left forearm.
The estimated timetable for recovery is around 10 weeks, assuming there are no setbacks.
Gronkowski originally broke the arm Nov. 18 in a game against the Indianapolis Colts. He returned to action on Dec. 30 in the regular-season finale, then broke the forearm again in the AFC divisional round of the playoffs on Jan. 13 against the Houston Texans.
He will also visit noted spine specialist Robert Watkins in California in three to four weeks to decide whether he needs back surgery, according to an ESPN.com source.
The Chicago Bears terminated the contract of vested veteran defensive tackle Andre Fluellen.
Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington pleaded not guilty to charges accusing him of assaulting his ex-girlfriend, who authorities have said is the mother of his baby daughter.
Washington is charged with aggravated assault and criminal trespass. He has been free since he posted $2,400 bond after being arrested May 3.
GOLF: Millersville's Robert Coyne (Downingtown West) battled his way to a 9-over 80, which put him in a tie for 88th after the opening round of the NCAA Division II men's golf championships at Hershey Country Club East Course. Play resumes Tuesday.
"I pretty much played as poorly as I possibly could," Coyne said. "I hit the ball left and right. I started out hitting the ball well but didn't have the putter working. Then it was vice versa on the back nine. I wasn't hitting the driver well but I started making putts."
SOCCER: Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said coach Jose Mourinho will leave at the end of the season after three years at the Spanish club.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: The Military Bowl is moving this season from RFK Stadium in Washington to Navy-Marine Corp Stadium in Annapolis, Md.
Wide receiver Ivan McCartney is returning to West Virginia's roster six months after leaving the team.
TENNIS: Former No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt of Australia and fifth-seeded Andreas Seppi of Italy lost in the first round of the Nice Open.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Four incoming recruits, including Mama Traore, who played for Burlington County Community College, will join the Temple women's team as the Owls make their debut in the American Athletic Conference.
Guard Malik Smith has signed his tender to transfer from Florida International to Minnesota.
Texas Tech hired Oklahoma State associate head coach Candi Whitaker to coach its women's team. - Staff and wire reports