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Belichick: Gronk hasn't experienced setbacks

Posted on: February 3, 2012 9:06 am
Edited on: February 5, 2012 10:06 am
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Gronk got a question or two about his ankle Thursday. (Will Brinson, CBSSports.com)

By Josh Katzowitz

INDIANAPOLIS -- Another day, another couple of questions about the status of Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. After Gronkowski was limited in Thursday’s practice -- the big news, of course, being that Gronkowski and his high ankle sprain actually did practice --coach Bill Belichick said Friday morning that he didn’t have setbacks and that he “was OK this morning.”

Considering Gronkowski participated in drills for the first time since his ankle injury in the AFC championship game and came away feeling fine is obviously good news for New England. The fact he didn’t have any negative effects this morning is even better news. The next step: practicing again today and, again, not experiencing any setbacks.

“Rob has worked extremely hard,” Belichick said. “He’s been in treatment morning, noon and night. Hopefully he continue to progress. He’s coming along, and he’s moving in the right direction.”

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Asked to elaborate on what exactly Gronkowski did at practice, Belichick said, “He was limited. He did some of the things that we did in practice, but not all of them.”

Then, a deadpan: “Is that what you were looking for?”

Gronkowski was slightly more verbose after Thursday’s practice.

"It's definitely huge, significant," Gronkowski said. "Obviously I want to get out there, I want to get some practice in before the Super Bowl. I want to do as much as possible, whatever I can do before the game. We'll see how I am feeling, talk to the training staff, talk to the coaches, put it all together."

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Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2012 12:44 pm
 

What a Joke

There is no way, no matter what the injury, that he does not play.  they inject these guys with so many painkillers, so much Torradol, that he wont even be able to tell his feet are hitting the ground. 

If you have ever played football, you realize that you are so sore it is hard to move sometimes.  I was hit by high school kids, not pros, so we cant imagine the soreness (i know, i know, they are better built for taking the hits, but still and ankl is an ankle).

Shoot it up, pop a pill, tape it together,....next.





Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2012 12:17 pm
 

Quality posts on message boards?

I would like to pay a huge compliment to YOU, the message board poster!

Sports message boards are usually brimming with childish, smack talking garbage spewed out by childish morons.

With the exception of a few jerks here and there ...

This Super Bowl week, I have read more intelligent and well thought out posts than I can ever remember.

It shows that YOU are TRUE FANS OF THE GAME!

Most people outside NY don't like any of the NY sports teams ... and we all know that the Patriots are pretty easily the most hated team in the NFL.

But most of you have put those emotions aside and are showing that you love the game, love the Super Bowl and are amped up for an epic battle on Sunday night.

So here's to the TRUE fans out there ... HATS OFF TO YOU!



Since: Aug 7, 2007
Posted on: February 3, 2012 11:54 am
 

Belichick: Gronk hasn't experienced setbacks

Paleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Garbage. He's hobbled. Non factor. This is not plaxico in 2007 who had a worse knee more than lower ankle injury. This is high ankle sprain that does not heal in 2 weeks. Pollard gets a ring from the Giants. End of story.

Sound a bit scared.....actually....you sound terrified.


I said the same thing about Ed Reed when he was helped off the field after the divisional game with a rolled ankle. Couldn't even walk on it.

He was not only playing the following week, you'd never even know he was in pain.

Be afraid....be very afraid. And if you think a medical report of a "high ankle sprain" released by Gronk's father as truthful and accurate, you CLEARLY do not know about Belichick and his head games.

End of story.



Since: Dec 17, 2011
Posted on: February 3, 2012 11:02 am
 

Belichick: Gronk hasn't experienced setbacks

Paleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Garbage. He's hobbled. Non factor. This is not plaxico in 2007 who had a worse knee more than lower ankle injury. This is high ankle sprain that does not heal in 2 weeks. Pollard gets a ring from the Giants. End of story.



Since: Mar 5, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2012 10:48 am
 

Belichick: Gronk hasn't experienced setbacks

Giants  34  Patriots  17



Since: Mar 5, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2012 10:47 am
 

Belichick: Gronk hasn't experienced setbacks

Odds are that Gronk is a non-factor Sunday. 



Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: February 3, 2012 10:32 am
 

Belichick: Gronk hasn't experienced setbacks

If he isnt playing, we won't find out until right before game. Patriots arent gonna give up that info.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2012 10:08 am
 

Belichick: Gronk hasn't experienced setbacks

Rodgers, Brees, Brady, well we see which one is still left.

I can certainly attribute that to getting some much needed help from his defense.  We all know he didn't play that good in the AFC Championship game.
Neither did Rodgers in their game against NY but Rodgers got ZERO help from his defense.
Brady can thank his D for them being in the SB.

With that, go PATS.  I'm pulling for them.



Since: Aug 10, 2011
Posted on: February 3, 2012 10:07 am
 

Belichick: Gronk hasn't experienced setbacks

Rob Gronkowski will play, I just don't know how effective he'll be.  I see him getting injured and not finishing the game.  It's too bad too, he's a top weapon for the Patriots. 



Since: Oct 9, 2007
Posted on: February 3, 2012 9:38 am
 

Belichick: Gronk hasn't experienced setbacks

GO Brady's Bunch. All the hype surrounding Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees, you get the sense that Tom Brady is as focused and motivated as he has been in his career.


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