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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is expected to play in Super Bowl XLVI against the Giants next Sunday, despite a lingering high ankle sprain, NBC Sports reported, citing sources.
The All-Pro did not practice last week and likely will not practice at all before the game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Should he play, the sources said he is expected to be limited because of the swelling and structural damage to the ligaments.
It is believed Gronkowski will undergo arthroscopic surgery on the left ankle after the game.
The status of the 6-6, 265-pound monster has been a hot topic since he suffered the injury in the third quarter of last Sunday's AFC title-game win over the Ravens.
Gronkowski, who set an NFL record for tight ends with 17 touchdown catches during the regular season, returned to the game about five minutes later but was spotted wearing a walking boot Monday.
He was again seen wearing the boot Sunday when the Patriots landed in Indianapolis, WEEI.com reported.
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Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski wore a walking boot on his left foot during the team's flight to Indianapolis. It was a black boot that matched his suit pants and his other shoe, which made it appear as though the Patriots were trying to disguise the boot. Gronkowski didn't participate in either of the Patriots' two practices last week after injuring his ankle during...
Someone has to put all of these Rob Gronkowski tribute videos into a megamix for Sunday's big game. There have been raps and ballads involving the record-setting Patriots tight end, but New Hong Kong teamed up with Boston.com and put together "I Wanna Gronk!" music video, which can be seen below.
INDIANAPOLIS—Tight end Rob Gronkowski is out of the walking boot that he was wearing on his injured left ankle as recently as early this week. But he said Tuesday he remained uncertain whether he would be in the New England Patriots’ lineup for Sunday’s Super Bowl against the New York Giants.
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Rob Gronkowski's playing status for the Super Bowl was listed as questionable Friday after the star tight end missed the New England Patriots' practice for the second straight day with an injured left ankle.
So much talk this week has focused on Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski’s ankle. That much-maligned, off-discussed body part. He suffered a high-ankle sprain, won’t be 100 percent for Super Bowl XLVI, but he is expected to play. Want to see what it was like off the plane yesterday? Check out this AP photo:
Indianapolis, IN--Today begins the annual circus that is Super Bowl media day, and without question the most popular topic, much to the delight of a particularly sick and twisted member of the media, is the status of Patriots' tight end Rob Gronkowski’s injured ankle.
“Tell me again, did you wax or shave the ankle?” asked the gross weirdo, who was first to arrive...
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski showed up at Super Bowl XLVI media day Tuesday without a walking boot on his sprained left ankle, but took a Belichickian approach to questions surrounding his availability for Sunday's game against the Giants.
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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski did not practice Monday because of his high left ankle sprain. Gronkowski suffered the sprain during the third quarter of the Patriots' 23-20 victory over the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship in Foxborough, Mass. Gronkowski, who has not practiced since the injury, has 15 catches for 232 yards and three touchdowns this postseason.
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski met the media on Tuesday and quickly addressed his ankle injury, sounding much like head coach Bill Belichick.
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Team PFT is out at Super Bowl Media Day and we’ll have plenty from the event throughout Tuesday, but a couple of early notes merit a mention before they start filing their dispatches. Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski isn’t wearing the walking boot he has been seen with several times since spraining his ankle against…
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Lost in the focus on whether Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will play — and whether he’ll be effective — in Super Bowl XLVI is the fact that Giants receiver Hakeem Nick is nursing a shoulder injury suffered against the 49ers in the NFC title game. Though Nicks returned, he didn’t practice last week and,…