Originally posted on Musket Fire  |  Last updated 1/25/12
Jan 22, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) is tackled by Baltimore Ravens strong safety Bernard Pollard (31) in the second half during the 2011 AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium. Gronkowski was injured his ankle on this play. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-US PRESSWIRE All of Patriot Nation gasped when tight end Rob Gronkowski injured his ankle in the AFC Championship game this past Sunday. Gronk left the field to chants of, “Gronk! Gronk!” as he entered the locker room. He would return to the field soon thereafter with his ankle taped up and a ton of cheers, and would finish the game. After the game, he was seen on the field in a removable walking boot. The Patriots released their first injury report leading up to the Super Bowl, giving players practice participation designations even though the team didn’t actually practice. Had the Patriots practiced, Gronk would not have participated. However, speaking with ESPN Boston earli...
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