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Gronk practices Friday without limp, questionable

Posted on: February 3, 2012 3:54 pm
Edited on: February 3, 2012 4:01 pm
 
Gronk remains quite popular and is questionable for Sunday. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

As the Gronk turns is Indy's second-most popular soap opera, but things are starting to look up for Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who practiced on Friday without a limp and is listed as questionable on Friday's injury report.

Alex Marvez, the Patriots pool reporter, writes that Gronk worked out in "gray sneakers" and a  “Yo Soy Fiesta” t-shirt. Bill Belichick was, naturally, a little less specific.

"He practiced yesterday. He didn’t do anything today," Belichick said. “We’ll see where he’s at on Sunday, but hopefully [he’ll play]. I saw no setbacks. He’s still making progress.”

This was New England's final tune-up of the week, as they'll skip any actual practice on Saturday.

“We’ll have meetings and we’ll do some reminders and things like that in our hotel but we’re not going to actually practice,” Belichick said.

Belichick also believes the team, without the extra day of practice, is fully prepared for Sunday's Super Bowl matchup.

"I think we’re ready to go," Belichick said. "We’ve worked hard this week Monday, Wednesday and Thursday in practice, and we had good practices back [in Foxborough, Mass.] last week. We went through some mental-review things out there [Friday]."

One of the more interesting things to come out of Friday's practice was Belichick's participation -- according to Marvez, he literally got down on the ground with his team and worked as an offensive lineman trying to draw coverage teams offsides. 

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Comments

Since: Jun 4, 2008
Posted on: February 4, 2012 12:36 pm
 

Gronk practices Friday without limp, questionable

Ok, with all the speculation on whether he'll play or not, whether he needs surgery or not, here's a fact! In the two weeks since he got injured, he's had a limited practice and a walkthrough. Doesn't sound like he's really tested that ankle yet. If he even takes the field, there's no way he can be very effective.


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Since: Jan 27, 2012
Posted on: February 4, 2012 12:02 am
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Since: Aug 13, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2012 7:39 pm
 

Gronk practices Friday without limp, questionable

I agree but he would be a fool to risk major injury for the rest of his career even if is it the Super Bow.l.  He isn't playing!



The fact is that he is actually not risking much at all. its already sprained which means he probably needs surgery, even if something crazy happens and  he tore the rest of the ligaments tha
t are sprained he would still be ready in time for camp and not really any worse off. It will heal and its not much of a risk.



Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: February 3, 2012 7:15 pm
 

Gronk practices Friday without limp, questionable

i think the Dr ..bones that is... just said it all people. read that post it is all you need to know. well done



Since: Jul 28, 2011
Posted on: February 3, 2012 4:43 pm
 

Gronk practices Friday without limp, questionable

Anyone that thinks Gronk will not be out there is an idiot. He will be out there more as an extra blocker than his usual deep threat self. He will run some short slants and outs to keep the D honest let's be real he ain't gonna be runnin 10 - 15 yard seam routes and dragging 3 or 4 guys down the field on his back like he usually does. He has to have surgery on the ankle already so hopefully it is not something he can damage even further structurally. If it was I doubt he would even be participating in walkthroughs. The Pats are one of the best teams when it comes to dealing with players and their injuries and I am sure they want the GRONK ATTACK around for many years to come. They would never risk doing more career threatening damage to him for one game. NEVER



Since: Sep 8, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2012 4:27 pm
 

Gronk practices Friday without limp, questionable

I agree but he would be a fool to risk major injury for the rest of his career even if is it the Super Bow.l.  He isn't playing!



Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2012 4:13 pm
 

Gronk practices Friday without limp, questionable

If Gronkowski plays, it will be a miracle.  As a Steeler fan, I loathe the Patrinots.  But, I love Gronk.  You ain't a football fan if you don't like Gronk.  He is a throwback if there ever was one.  


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