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Gronkowski is on schedule in his ACL rehab

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As Rams coach Jeff Fisher observed at the Scouting Combine, every player who has surgery has a successful surgery, and his rehab is always ahead of schedule.

We’ve found an exception to the rule.

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski reportedly isn’t ahead of schedule after tearing an ACL late in the 2013 regular season.  According to Albert Breer of NFL Media, Gronkowski is merely on schedule.

Per Breer, Gronkowski is “right where he should be,” and he soon will start jogging.

Of course, with Gronkowski “right where he should be” could yield to a reality of protracted delays and reports of coaching-staff and/or teammate frustration.  But it’s hard to blame Gronkowski for waiting until he’s truly 100 percent.  In recent years, he’s become the NFL’s version of Cavity Sam, with ankle surgery, back surgery, and multiple forearm surgeries to go with a major knee surgery.

Gronk Watch surely will be one of the main story lines of 2014, especially if the Pats decide to activate him from the Physically Unable to Perform list before Week One, sparking an every-given-Sunday flurry of reports on whether this Sunday will be the Sunday in which he plays.

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42 Responses to “Gronkowski is on schedule in his ACL rehab”
  1. loyalraven says: Apr 12, 2014 6:54 PM

    Steroids cause you to become brittle. Why do you think the Steelers are always injured?

  2. hairpie2 says: Apr 12, 2014 6:58 PM

    What will poor Vegas do if Coach B puts him on the “questionable” list???

  3. redfield11 says: Apr 12, 2014 6:59 PM

    Oh thank god I was so worried he re-tore it and no one mentioned…

  4. Coach John Harbaugh says: Apr 12, 2014 6:59 PM

    we enjoy beating you, new england

    signed,
    baltimore

  5. thepftpoet says: Apr 12, 2014 7:00 PM

    Top 5 Tight Ends in the NFL :

    1. Kyle Rudolph
    2. Jimmy Graham
    3. Rob Gronkowski
    4. Vernon Davis
    5. Julius Thomas

  6. GenXJay says: Apr 12, 2014 7:00 PM

    he’s a bum. an unfortunate bum.

  7. thestrategyexpert says: Apr 12, 2014 7:00 PM

    If the Pats signed TJ Ward then that could have helped his future injury timetables.

  8. thevikesarebest says: Apr 12, 2014 7:16 PM

    The patriots are also on schedule to continue proving that their superbowls were all because of spygate and the tuck rule.#thepatsiedynastyislaughable#kylerudolph>robglasskowski.SKOL

  9. rockislander says: Apr 12, 2014 7:16 PM

    Coach John Harbaugh says:
    Apr 12, 2014 6:59 PM
    we enjoy beating you, new england

    signed,
    baltimore
    ——————-

    Sorry, but Bal traditionally loses to NE. NE holds 8-3 record all time, including playoffs and 3 out of last 5.

  10. terripet says: Apr 12, 2014 7:21 PM

    GRONK IS DONE.

  11. flash1283 says: Apr 12, 2014 7:23 PM

    thevikesarebest says:
    Apr 12, 2014 7:16 PM
    The patriots are also on schedule to continue proving that their superbowls were all because of spygate and the tuck rule.#thepatsiedynastyislaughable#kylerudolph>


    Vikings fans are lame!

  12. Pittsburgh Steelers says: Apr 12, 2014 7:24 PM

    Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall…

  13. nyyjetsknicks says: Apr 12, 2014 7:38 PM

    When was the last time a professional athlete was behind schedule on rehab?

  14. seabreezes51 says: Apr 12, 2014 7:43 PM

    Injury prone. He will,play spectacularly for the fora eight games of the seaso…. Or so… Then….

  15. dudermcrbohan says: Apr 12, 2014 7:43 PM

    my Pip-Boy has a picture of Gronwkowski on the status page instead of Vault Boy.

  16. nextweekstopstory says: Apr 12, 2014 7:48 PM

    Buccaneers on schedule for their 2nd Superbowl

    #LoviewhatsgoingondowninTampa

  17. number1hawkfan says: Apr 12, 2014 7:54 PM

    In other news the Vikings are on schedule to suck again. Also their fans are on schedule to say something stupid in 3,2…1

  18. stevekilla420 says: Apr 12, 2014 7:59 PM

    True the bucs are on track to do some damage playoffs this year for sure then if no SB then next year we go all the way! Book it!!! Go Bucs!!

  19. higheriqthanyou says: Apr 12, 2014 8:12 PM

    Gronk wishes he were Zach Miller.

  20. zo121179 says: Apr 12, 2014 8:17 PM

    Fantasy teams wish his bones weren’t made of glass.

  21. pastabelly101 says: Apr 12, 2014 8:23 PM

    41-7 coach Harbaugh without Gronkowski

  22. believeland2014 says: Apr 12, 2014 8:25 PM

    THE BROWNS RUN THE NFL .

    #UWISHUCOULDBEUS

  23. mzew233 says: Apr 12, 2014 8:26 PM

    Just sit him Until January this year. I don’t care what the record is.
    He doesn’t play until Divisional game – we are solid.

  24. higheriqthanyou says: Apr 12, 2014 8:28 PM

    pastabelly101 says:
    Apr 12, 2014 8:23 PM

    41-7 coach Harbaugh without Gronkowski
    ==================

    Don’t forget the Superbowls.

  25. lanman11 says: Apr 12, 2014 8:29 PM

    I think they should not only take their time bt when he comes back, use him lightly, and build up towards the end of the season and playoffs. That way he can gain strength and confidence in his body over time. Forget about statistics and standings. Just have him there and 100% ready come playoff time.

  26. ibleedpurpleandgoldsince2000 says: Apr 12, 2014 8:30 PM

    Ah Shucks!!!…I wanted to invite him to the club to jump around and party, maybe when his ACL gets better, oh well.

  27. j0esixpack says: Apr 12, 2014 8:44 PM

    Check out the thumbs up thumbs down ratio Haters

    #obsessmuch?

  28. amazingguy101 says: Apr 12, 2014 8:48 PM

    Patriots will be getting a new TE through the draft I wouldn’t worry rushing back

  29. murraysons says: Apr 12, 2014 8:51 PM

    Enough with the stupid hashtags. This isn’t Twitter you morons

  30. grimreaper12 says: Apr 12, 2014 8:59 PM

    Gronk’s unlucky with these injuries. He breaks his forearm blocking a PAT. Then, Ward goes low and blows his knee away…can’t wait to see Gronk spike the ball again, makes me happy!
    #GOPATS #PATSNATION

  31. patriotsdefense says: Apr 12, 2014 9:16 PM

    24 years old.

  32. doe22us says: Apr 12, 2014 9:16 PM

    injury prone is miles austin.. having your knee taking out is another thing…

  33. bayareacolt says: Apr 12, 2014 9:24 PM

    This kid has the potential to become one of the best TEs ever. It’s a shame he can’t stay healthy.

  34. harrisonhits2 says: Apr 12, 2014 9:27 PM

    @believeland2014,

    I can’t remember anyone ever wishing they were a Factory Of Sadness. I can’t remember anyone ever even wanting to go to Cleveland, much less “be” it.

  35. mnsadsportsfan says: Apr 12, 2014 9:27 PM

    No way he ever plays a full season again..

  36. realnflmaster says: Apr 12, 2014 10:16 PM

    Surgery again? If this was a JET they would just tape it up and go.

  37. realnflmaster says: Apr 12, 2014 10:17 PM

    #WEGOTDECKER

  38. majahpayne8950 says: Apr 12, 2014 10:46 PM

    His healed acl won’t make a difference if he’s doing a handstand at a grocery store for some old lady and breaks his forearm again lol

  39. raymondtx says: Apr 13, 2014 12:33 AM

    ….on schedule to be injured by mid September. ..

  40. patriotdefender says: Apr 13, 2014 7:32 AM

    Has anyone actually seen the hits that he’s been injured by? Any player in the league would’ve had the same injuries. Gronk is reckless but definitely not made of glass, ask Ray Lewis.

  41. vincentbojackson says: Apr 13, 2014 1:43 PM

    Looking forward to seeing Gronk play in his normal 3-4 games this season.

  42. buzzardmeat101 says: Apr 14, 2014 10:38 AM

    The kid’s a gamer and wants to play at his own peril, too impatient for his own good! I hope he’s allowed to heal and rehab this year with out pressure to produce before he’s ready.

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