Dec 1, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) spikes the football after a touchdown reception in the first quarter against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Rob Gronkowski Not Yet Ready To Hit The Practice Field

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If the New England Patriots want to advance deep into the playoffs this year, they will need tight end Rob Gronkowski to be 100% healthy. He sustained a bad knee injury in 2013, and he has been recovering ever since.

Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston says that while Gronk is progressing well, he is not quite ready to begin participating in team activities.

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski said Wednesday that there have been no setbacks in his recovery from a torn right ACL, and while he is not yet ready to join teammates on the field in organized team activities that started this week, he is optimistic about his progress.

Gronk was at a Play60 event yesterday, and he spoke about his rehab, and the progress he is making.

“It’s way different stuff, I just have to be patient and work hard and literally give it all I have every single day,” he said. “All I can [do is let] the body heal and do what it does and hopefully when it comes down to it, I am ready to roll.”

At this point, I don’t think anybody really knows when the big tight end will be ready to play, but I think (hope) it will be sooner, rather than later. Gronk has shown in the past that he can bounce back from injuries quite well, most notably his forearm and back fiasco last season.

Then again, torn ACL’s are a different story, so he may have a bit more trouble with that.

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