What a shame!!! First Gronk and now the Pat's other TE. This is why we have to draft Eifert in round one. We can't allow Bellicheat to grab another TE. http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2013/4/22/4251934/aaron-hernandez-injury-rehab-four-months The former Florida Gator could miss regular season time recovering from shoulder surgery, making an already bad situation at tight end even worse for New England. SHARE TWEET (16) + COMMENTS The New England Patriots could be without tight end Aaron Hernandez for the next four months,according to ESPN. Hernandez had surgery on his shoulder earlier this offseason, and could be ready to go by the time the Patriots open their regular season on Sept. 8. However, there's a chance he could begin the year on the physically unable to perform list if rehab doesn't go as smoothly as expected.