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Jan 22, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) is brought down by Baltimore Ravens strong safety Bernard Pollard (31) in the second quarter during the 2011 AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-US PRESSWIRE

Rob Gronkowski Questionable for Super Bowl XLVI, Has High Ankle Sprain Dad Says

The first game designations for Super Bowl XLVI have been released, and Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is questionable for the big game. He joins 13 other Patriots in the “questionable” category for the Super Bowl, though Gronk is the only one yet to practice with the team this week. Much has been made about the nature of Gronk’s ankle injury, which he suffered at the hands of Bernard Pollard in the AFC Championship game, but the cat may have been let out of the bag by Gronk’s father, Gordy Gronkowski.

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Gordy says Rob suffered a high ankle sprain in the AFC Championship game last Sunday. But he says with two weeks to go until the Super Bowl, he expects his son will be fine for the game.

The good news is that Gordy expects Rob to be fine for the Super Bowl, but high ankle sprains are never good. Here’s the complete injury report:

Player Injury Designation Game Status
Rob Gronkowski Ankle Did not participate Questionable
Deion Branch Knee Limited Questionable
Marcus Cannon Ankle Limited Questionable
Patrick Chung Knee Limited Questionable
Dane Fletcher Thumb Limited Questionable
James Ihedigbo Shoulder Limited Questionable
Kyle Love Ankle Limited Questionable
Logan Mankins Knee Limited Questionable
Rob Ninkovich Hip Limited Questionable
Nate Solder Concussion Limited Questionable
Brandon Spikes Knee Limited Questionable
Sebastian Vollmer Back/Foot Limited Questionable
Wes Welker Knee Limited Questionable
Tracy White Abdomen Limited Questionable
Dan Connolly Groin Full Probable
Matthew Slater Shoulder Full Probable

Here’s the Giants’ injury report:

Questionable: CB Will Blackmon (knee), WR Hakeem Nicks (shoulder), CB Corey Webster (hamstring), CB Jacquian Williams (foot)

Probable: C David Baas (abdomen/neck), RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot), LB Chase Blackburn (calf), DE Osi Umenyiora (ankle/knee), S Tyler Sash (concussion)

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