New England Patriots tight end, Rob Gronkowski, who is
recovering from back and forearm injuries, is making progress in his rehab,
Manza Young of the Boston Globe. When
asked about his injury, Gronk was a chatty Kathy, when asked about if he would
play Week 1, Gronk turned into the biggest quahog North of Block Island.
When asked about rehabbing, Gronk was a chattah box telling
reporters, “Putting the pads on, just having them on, man, made me happy
again. I love this game, definitely miss
it, football, just going out there and practicing with my teammates. Miss doing
the grind with my teammates, miss being out there with the coaches and
everything, so it’s just awesome to be back out there with the team and
focusing and getting things done.”
Quite the opposite (and not surprising knowing the Pats)
Gronk was less forthcoming about his status for Week 1 stating, “I approach
every single day to the max of my ability, preparing every day to do the best I
can. When my number’s called, that’s
when I’ll play.” Gronk tossed in a few
more of his famous “day-by-day” lines as well.
Gronk recently had a discectomy (removal of disc material to
relieve pain) and before that four surgeries on his left forearm, which he first
busted last season in late November.
I tend to think that a healthy Gronk would have turned the
Patriot’s recent Super Bowl losses into Super Bowl wins. He is that important of a player and that
There is no debating this point. When healthy, Gronkowski is the best blocking
and pass-catching TE in the NFL. If he
stays healthy, he has the chance to be considered the best TE of all time.
Right now, Gronk is all smiles, let us just hope he can keep
his pearly whites shining and gleaming through a full NFL season.
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