Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 1/26/12

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2010 AFC wild-card playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, Mass. -- Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said tight end Rob Gronkowski will not practice Thursday due to his injured left ankle. It will be the team's first practice in anticipation of the Super Bowl. The Patriots didn't practice Wednesday, but they were required to release an injury report, which listed Gronkowski as the team's only non-participant. That was based off an estimation by the coaching staff in the event that they would have conducted a practice. Belichick wouldn't offer any predictions over Gronkowski's availability for the Super Bowl. "We'll just have to see," Belichick said. "We'll take it...

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