By Josh Katzowitz
While the Patriots insist Rob Gronkowski’s ankle -- injured when he was tackled awkwardly by Bernard Pollard in the third quarter of the AFC title game -- will allow him to play in the Super Bowl, Bill Belichick told reporters Gronkowski will miss practice today.
“He’s not going to practice today, take it day by day,” Belichick said via the Boston Herald. “Not going to try to forecast where things will be 10 days from now. Take it day by day.”
Belichick, when asked how Gronkowski’s ankle was progressing, he proclaimed it was “good, good.”
At this point, there doesn’t seem to be much concern on the part of the Patriots, and really, the fact Gronkowski isn’t practicing 10 days before the Super Bowl isn’t a big deal. If he’s still not practicing a week from now, OK, Patriots fans will be allowed to feel some concern. Until then, Gronkowski would make more news by actually practicing than not.
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