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Rob Gronkowski no longer has cast

Yesterday, the Boston Herald reported that New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski is no longer wearing a cast on his left arm after breaking his forearm on the 18th of November blocking an extra point against the Indianapolis Colts. Gronkowski could return this week against the Jacksonville Jaguars after practicing on Friday for the first time since the injury.

Before the game, there were rumblings that Gronkowski could possibly play against the San Francisco 49ers, but I’m glad he’s getting the rest. We’ll see if he plays against the subpar Jags D, but he will almost certainly be on a very limited basis if he does play against the Jaguars.

The Herald stated that he was in his “typical, jovial manner” when declining to update his injury status. It sounds like Gronk will miss the next game against the Jaguars, however, with half of the reason being that it’s, you know, the Jaguars. I fully expect Gronk to play in at least one of the two final games of the season, with the Miami Dolphins game being a near guarantee.

Alfonzo Dennard was also spotted in the locker room after injuring his knee against the 49ers (second injury in two straight games), but he only had a sleeve on and no brace or crutches. That’s great news for a Patriots secondary that clearly needs everyone healthy going forward.

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