Thursday, October 2, 2014

For Gronk, weekly injury questions are getting old


Rob Gronkowski appeared to be shaking off the rust the first few games of the season, and understandably so.

The New England Patriots tight end suffered another season-ending injury last December, spent most of 2014 recovering and just practiced in full Thursday for the first time this year.

But week after week, Gronkowski has been regularly asked about how he's feeling. Now that he's officially a full participant in practice, he's ready to put on the earmuffs regarding his health.

"I feel good to go," he said, via "I'm kind of sick of answering these questions every week. Whatever they put me in for, I'm ready for whatever the coaches have for me."

Gronkowski looked like Gronk of old for at least one play last week, dragging three defenders into the end zone against the Kansas City Chiefs, albeit in garbage time in a blowout loss.

The All-World-when-healthy tight end has 13 catches for 147 yards and three touchdowns so far this year. We'll see if he can continue that momentum this week against the Cincinnati Bengals and beyond.

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