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Rob Gronkowski hopes to get medically cleared soon

New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski has made plenty of headlines this offseason, but things have thankfully settled down for Gronkowski and his main focus continues to be rehabbing from the second broken arm injury he sustained last season. Gronk also had an infection in his arm, so he ended up going under the knife three times in just the span of a few months.

Gronkowski’s rehab process has reportedly gone well, and he told ESPN’s Mike & Mike that he hopes to be medically cleared within the next couple of weeks. The 23-year-old superstar TE will undoubtedly be at full strength in training camp, but the Patriots will also monitor his left forearm as closely as possible.

Here is what Gronkowski said to ESPN Radio’s duo, “I’m doing a lot better, definitely. Feeling a lot better. My arm is feeling way better than it was during the playoffs and regular season when I broke it.”

“Right now, just rehabbing, getting the muscle stronger around it. You want to get everything activated, re-activated, because it shuts down for a little bit when it’s healing. Just rehabbing, and when my trainers give me the ‘good to go’, hopefully in the next couple weeks, hopefully as soon as possible … I can get rolling again and get back in the weight room and get back on the field and do what I love doing – running around and catching some balls.”

Gronkowski also took some time to talk about the fans, the feeling of having cameras all over him during the offseason, and the usually light-hearted fan favorite joked about growing a goatee. All is good with Gronk, and it’s great to hear that he is feeling a lot better and the rehab process has gone well.

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