Found October 11, 2013 on The Sports Post:
"[I've] just been working hard towards that goal and working hard every day to achieve that. It's going to be exciting, and when it happens, it's going to be awesome." There is only one man in the NFL who can utter words so simple that it reads as if a first grader said them. But, at the same time, there is only one man who can turn the New England Patriots offense from a simple and easily stopped attack to something far more powerful and complex. That man is, of course, Rob Gronkowski, and he is talking about whether he will be able to play come Sunday against the New Orleans Saints in this week's FOX Sports NFL Game of the Week. With or without Gronkowski, the 2013 New England Patriots are an impossible team to judge even now because of who they have played. In their first two games, they squeaked out back-to-back wins against the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets, respectively. Both teams were starting rookie quarterbacks and have not been pegged for any...

Report: Rob Gronkowski, Patriots Have ‘Serious Concern’ About Bone Near Forearm Injury, Surgery in Question

The idea that Rob Gronkowski is mostly ready to play and that the Patriots are just waiting until he’s perfect has just taken a hit. While most reports about the New England tight end have indicated that he’s just working his way back to playing speed after an offseason filled with forearm and back surgeries, now reports that Gronkowski may actually be dealing with the...

Report: Dr. James Andrew suggests that Rob Gronkowski shouldn’t play Sunday

We’ve all been anticipating Dr. James Andrews’ decision on whether Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is ready to play this week or not.  It sounds like we now have a final decision. According to,  Dr. Andrews has advised Gronk to not play on Sunday against the Saints. Per a league source, Dr. James Andrews has recommended that Gronkowski not play. It also...

Pats TE Gronkowski appears closer to returning

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski appears closer to making his 2013 debut. He has missed all five games while recovering from offseason surgeries on his broken left forearm and back. But he might play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. A person with knowledge of Gronkowski's condition says doctors haven't cleared him to play yet and won't know for a...

Rob Gronkowski Says ‘I’ll Be Super Excited When I Get Out’ on Field, But Tight End Taking Things ‘Day by Day’

FOXBORO, Mass. — Reporters had to ask Rob Gronkowski the obvious question on Thursday afternoon, though everyone in the room knew what the answer would be before it came out of the All-Pro tight end’s mouth. “So, any shot of you playing this week?” “Basically nothing new,” Gronkowski said. “Just working hard every week, working hard out at practice. Nothing’s changed...

Rob Gronkowski reportedly did not need first forearm surgery

Rob Gronkowski may finally play this weekend after missing the New England Patriots’ first five games of the season. Gronkowski has been practicing with the team while recovering from back and multiple forearm surgeries, and his date of return has been disputed. There was speculation that he would return earlier in the season, but Gronk […]

Source: Dr. Andrews suggests that Gronkowski not play on Sunday

Week Six has arrived for the Patriots and the verdict has arrived for tight end Rob Gronkowski. Per a league source Dr. James Andrews has recommended that Gronkowski not play. Earlier in the week Gronkowski was optimistic that he’d get clearance. The failure to get medical permission to return to action with a forearm that was broken twice and invaded in the offseason by infection...

Report: Rob Gronkowski had unnecessary surgery

The question each week for the New England Patriots this season is whether or not tight end Rob Gronkowski will be available. He has yet to play in 2013, following 4 surgeries in seven months on a broken forearm. According…Read more →

Rob Gronkowski Still Not Expected To Play

The Patriots no longer expect tight end Rob Gronkowski (arm, back) to play in Week 6 against the Saints, according to ESPN's Ed Werder.Fantasy Spin:Dr. James Andrews will have the final call on Gronk's availability for Sunday's game and it could be a game-time decision. Fantasy owners need to be ready with a backup plan.

Saints prepping as if Gronk will play

Jared Wickerham The Rob Gronkowski situation is continually a roller-coaster of emotion; 'he's going to play, he's not going to play, he's going to play, he's not going to play'. It's been a long year since Gronk was first injured last season. It initially looked as though the All-Pro tightend would be ready to play this weekend, but now current reports...

Bill Belichick Says Patriots ‘Have Confidence’ in Team’s Medical Staff When Asked About Rob Gronkowski’s Recovery

FOXBORO, Mass. — If the Patriots are concerned about the surgery the team’s doctor, Dr. Thomas Gill, performed on Rob Gronkowski, Bill Belichick is not leading on. Belichick praised the medical staff in his morning press conference on Friday when asked about a recent report that said the Patriots have “serious concerns” about the recovery of Gronkowski’s forearm. ...

Report: ‘Serious concern’ over Rob Gronkowski’s forearm

The New England Patriots had hoped tight end Rob Gronkowski would make his season debut this Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. However, Gronkowski has yet to be cleared by orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Jesse Jupiter, who performed the latest forearm surgery on Gronkowski. According to a source of, “there is 

Rob Gronkowski expected to miss Sunday's game vs Saints

Hard to say this wasn't expected at this point. After much speculation that star Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski would finally return to the field on Sunday against the Saints, it's now appearing unlikely, according to ESPN's Ed Werder. Just filed to ESPN: Despite Rob Gronkowski having another week of full practice participation, @Patriots no longer expect TE play...

Report: Rob Gronkowski not expected to play vs. New Orleans Saints

Photo courtesy of the Boston Globe  FOXBOROUGH, Mass.--If New England Patriots fans were hoping for a Rob Gronkowski return, the latest news regarding the tight end is not what they want to hear. Per Ed Werder of ESPN, the Patriots do not expect him to play when the team takes on the New Orleans Saints Sunday evening. Just filed to ESPN: Despite Rob Gronkowski having another week...

Patriots’ Injury Report: Rob Gronkowski, Danny Amendola, Stevan Ridley

The New England Patriots battle the New Orleans Saints on Sunday in a late afternoon game.  Who is in and who is out?  Find out, in your New England Patriots Week 6 injury report. The gargantuan news last week was that the Patriots placed all world nose tackle, Vince Wilfork, on the injured reserve list ending his season.  Big Vince tore his Achilles.  Adding to the Patriots’...

Stevan Ridley, Rob Gronkowski Questionable for Sunday’s Game, Tommy Kelly Ruled Out

FOXBORO, Mass. — After practicing all week, it looks like Stevan Ridley could be a go for Sunday’s game against the Saints. Tommy Kelly, on the other hand, will not be suiting up. The starting defensive tackle was ruled out with a knee injury. Leon Washington (ankle) is the only other player out against New Orleans. Danny Amendola (groin), Brandon Bolden (knee), Rob Gronkowski...
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