INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 05: Tight end Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots warms up prior to Super Bowl XLVI against the New York Giants at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who underwent surgery earlier in February to repair torn ankle ligaments suffered during the Super Bowl, might not be healed in time to participate when Patriots offseason workouts begin in mid-April.
The Pro-Bowler appeared at an AHL hockey game on Friday night, where he told the Worcester Telegram & Gazette that he's unsure whether his ankle will be mended by April.
"I can’t wait to get back,’’ he said. "I mean, I can’t do anything on my feet right now, but I’m working on my upper body and doing my core workouts because you’re just so motivated. Losing that last game, you want to keep on grinding so when it does happen again you can get the win.’’
Gronkowski drew some criticism after being filmed dancing at a nightclub hours after the Super Bowl loss, but said he was just blowing off steam with his close friends and family.
"It was a great season overall,’’ Gronkowski said. "The whole team gave everything they had - every ounce of sweat, every ounce of blood. I gave everything I had from the [AFC Championship game against Baltimore] to the New York Giants game. You just give every single ounce of sweat.
"I mean, it just happened I was with my family and my friends, people I hadn’t seen for over a year, and we were just having a fun time together. Obviously, the emotion . . . you don’t want to lose that game. You don’t play that long and get to the Super Bowl and want to lose. Obviously, that was an emotional game.’’
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The injured ankle that hindered New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski during the Super Bowl was worse than the team let on.
Gronkowski played in the Super Bowl despite suffering multiple torn ligaments in his ankle during the AFC Championship Game, according to a team source that spoke to the Boston Globe. The Pro Bowler underwent successful arthroscopic surgery to repair the damage on Friday, and is expected to take ten weeks to recover.
Gronkowski managed just two catches for 26 yards in New England's 21-17 Super Bowl loss to the New York Giants, and faced criticism after being filmed dancing at a nightclub in the wee hours of the night following the defeat. But it is likely easier to forgive Gronkowski -- who's frat-boy behavior, monstrous receptions and catch-phrases like "Yo Soy Fiesta" have made him a cult figure -- now, knowing that he gritted through torn ligaments in an attempt to help his team.
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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski spent his Thursday night courtside watching the Boston Celtics host the Los Angeles Lakers, bathing in a standing ovation from the TD Garden crowd and listening to Kobe Bryant's pitch that the tight end should join the Philadelphia Eagles.
Friday morning, Gronkowski reportedly underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair his injured ankle.
A source told Sports Business Journal's Liz Mullen that Gronkowski's surgery was successful and he is expected to take 10 weeks to recover.
After mustering just two catches for 26 yards and zero touchdowns in a 21-17 Super Bowl loss to the New York Giants, Gronkowski made noise while being caught on camera dancing the night away at a nightclub. Just hours after the Super Bowl defeat, Gronkowski and teammate Matt Light were shirtless dancing at a bar.
Furious callers to radio stations WEEI and 98.5 The Sports Hub questioned Gronkowski's commitment, but the fact that he played the Super Bowl on an ankle that needs 10 weeks of rehabilitation should go a long way toward repairing whatever bits of his reputation were lost on that dance floor.