Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 12/29/12
Rob Gronkowski has been back at practice for a couple of weeks, but the forearm injury that has sidelined him since Nov. 18 has kept him from returning to games. That could change this Sunday, though. While initial reports have been that Gronkowski will not play against the Dolphins as the Patriots get ready for the playoffs, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports that Gronkowski has increased his practice participation this week to that of a normal week leading up to a game. His heightened activity “strengthens the possibility that he could suit up” against Miami, Reiss says, citing a team source. Tom E. Curran of Comcast SportsNet gave a similar report Saturday, going as far as to say that Gronkowski is expected to play. Expect to see Rob Gronkowski suited up and playing Sunday in at least a limited role, according to a source. #PatriotsTalk— Tom E. Curran (@tomecurran) December 29, 2012 Gronkowski has missed five games since the injury, with coach Bill Belichick, the team and Gronkowski all saying he would return once cleared by the team’s medical staff. The Patriots have good reason to tread carefully with Gronkowski. The standout tight end battled through an ankle injury in last year’s postseason, and his inability to play at full strength in the Super Bowl was lamented by many as a reason for the Patriots’ loss. Click here to see which Patriots injury is most concerning>>
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Wilson: Comments about miracle water ‘perceived wrong’

Ryan Mallett missed Texans practice after oversleeping

Report: Barry Bonds loses collusion case

Martavis Bryant reportedly failed multiple marijuana tests

Mortensen: Krafts called me to apologize amid Deflategate drama

Packers smart to sit Aaron Rodgers for rest of preseason

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Is Rich Paul steering Tristan Thompson towards Toronto?

Kyrie Irving might not suit up for Cavaliers until January

Report: Martavis Bryant suspended four games for violating substance abuse policy

Phillies have finally escaped from payroll hell

Report: Paul Petrino took care of players' shoplifting incident

Joe Theismann on RG3: ‘It’s time for Robert to be quiet’

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Report: Barry Bonds loses collusion case

Packers smart to sit Rodgers for rest of preseason

Towns is perfect for today's NBA

The Opening Drive: Utah alum Jordan Gross is fed up with the HarBros

Five greatest NBAers without a ring

Exactly how bad is the NL East?

Five potential college football Week 1 shockers

Top 10 storylines for Week 3 of the NFL preseason

Wilson’s ‘Recovery Water’ plug sends the wrong message

The 12 most relevant teams in CFB

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker