(INDIANAPOLIS) — Outside of the game itself, one of the biggest story lines going into Super Bowl 46 is the injured ankle of New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.
Gronkowski suffered a high ankle sprain during the AFC Championship Game less than ten days ago. Even though the injury can sometimes take over a month to recover from, Gronkowski is going to do whatever he can to make sure he gets to play in his first Super Bowl.
“I don’t know yet, we’re going day to day,” Gronkowski told reporters. “We’re making new steps every day and feeling better every single day. You just want to keep going in the right direction. I want to be out there with my team, obviously.”
The Patriots are known for their use of their tight ends, including Aaron Hernandez, and Gronkowski is a big part of that. During the regular season the 22-year old caught 90 passes while also scoring 17 touchdowns.
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