Jan 31, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski during media day in preparation for Super Bowl XLVI against the New York Giants at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

Gronkowski, 10 Other Patriots Questionable for Super Bowl XLVI

One of the major storylines leading up to Super Bowl XLVI has been the health and game status of Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. Yesterday, Gronkowski joined his teammates at practice for the first time since injuring his ankle in the AFC Championship game. Bill Belichick said that Gronk had a good practice but would have to wait to see how the ankle responded.

Gronk’s ankle must have responded well because he was out earlier today in the team’s walk-through practice. He did some easy running and did not have a limp through the session. Recall earlier this season when Ben Roethlisberger suffered a high ankle sprain. He walked with a noticeable limp, so for Gronk to do even easy running without a limp has to be a great sign in terms of his availability to play and play effectively. Could the report of a high ankle sprain have been false?

For the record, Gronkowski is listed as questionable for the Super Bowl. However, so are 10 other Patriots, all of whom are likely to play. Here is the complete injury report for the Patriots:

Player Injury Designation Game Status
Rob Gronkowski Ankle Limited Questionable
Marcus Cannon Ankle Limited Questionable
Patrick Chung Knee Limited Questionable
Dane Fletcher Thumb Limited Questionable
Kyle Love Ankle Limited Questionable
Logan Mankins Knee Limited Questionable
Rob Ninkovich Hip Limited Questionable
Brandon Spikes Knee Limited Questionable
Sebastian Vollmer Back/Foot/Flu Limited Questionable
Wes Welker Knee Limited Questionable
Tracy White Abdomen Limited Questionable
Dan Connolly Groin Full Probable
Matthew Slater Shoulder Full Probable
Deion Branch Knee Full Probable
James Ihedigbo Shoulder Full Probable
Matt Light Flu Full Probable

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