Gronkowski underwent a lumbar discectomy Tuesday to deal with a lingering issue with a herniated disc in his back, the Patriots' official site reports. Subsequently, Dr. Robert Watkins, the surgeon who performed the operation, released a statement noting that "the surgery went well."
Allmendinger is returning to the NASCAR Nationwide Series this weekend after a five-year hiatus. He will climb in the driver's seat of the No. 22 Ford for the Johnsonville Sausage 200 at Road America, Penske Racing PR reports.