Rob Gronkowski still wears reminder of quad contusion from Super Bowl

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Rob Gronkowski has a reminder of the last game he ever played. It’s not the Super Bowl ring he never wears.

It’s the indentation in his quadriceps that he always wears.

During a conference call Wednesday, the tight end shared the pain he played through in his nine-year career with the Patriots and how much better he feels now after a year out of football.

“There was hands down that I was in a very painful situations and even my very last game I couldn’t walk for four weeks,” Gronkowski said. “I couldn’t walk that well after the last Super Bowl game we won from my quad contusion. I actually still have a little indent from it, too, but I’m going to get rid of it. I’m going to get rid of it. That’s my goal. That’s like one of my last final things I’ve got to get fixed on my body. It’s that quad contusion I took from the Super Bowl over a year ago. There’s still a little dent in my quad from it. But, you know, it’s all for the love of the game. I was in some pain at some serious times, even while playing the game, even while in games.

“But that’s what I did the last year. I took care of myself. I let my body heal. I let my body rest. I let my body get the treatments that I needed. I feel like I broke up all the scar tissue that was in my body, got rid of the inflammation in my body that was holding me back my last year, I felt like. It feels good. Definitely going forward, I definitely feel like this is an opportunity to play the game of football and play a whole season the real way that it’s supposed to be played. When you’re a young buck, you just go out there. You just do what you’ve got to do. You don’t really know how to take care of your body. You don’t really know what to do, because you just haven’t. You’re a young buck. Now being 30 years old, it’s going to be a whole different mindset. It’s going to be a transition that I’ve never done before, and the whole focus is going to be taking care of my body and doing the best I can on the football field and not be distracted by anything else. So I’m excited for that opportunity, and I’m excited to see how I hold up and how I can play throughout a whole season taking care of myself.”

Gronkowski caught six passes for 87 yards in the Patriots’ 13-3 victory over the Rams in Super Bowl LIII in his final game. He unretired Tuesday, reuniting with Tom Brady in Tampa.

10 responses to “Rob Gronkowski still wears reminder of quad contusion from Super Bowl

  1. Man are expectations getting higher and higher for Tampa Bay fans. The Buzz is going viral and I expect TB to equal KC in Vegas odds shortly. The current odds: Kansas City Chiefs 4/1, Baltimore Ravens 13/2, San Francisco 49ers 7/1, New Orleans Saints 11/1, Dallas Cowboys 12/1, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12/1, Seattle Seahawks 17/1, Philadelphia Eagles 17/1, Green Bay Packers 18/1, New England Patriots 20/1, Buffalo Bills 20/1, & Indianapolis Colts 20/1.

  2. Gronk ,where are you gonna be tommorrow night? make sure you have an WWE ref besides you

  3. Looking forward to seeing what he can do with 2 legitimate outside threats helping out for once. There will be multiple games where he has 9 catches/100yds again while still being the best blocking TE in the business.

    Everyone is going to have to try and outscore Tampa Bay. We’ll see if they can.

  4. It won’t matter because Brady can’t throw to the outside guys. Not enough arm strength.

  5. These guys always act as if they’re forced to play football. Like their lives are filled with tragedy. Gronk is 30 … a multimillionaire … and has never worked a day in his life and never will. Almost everyone in the entire world wishes they were him.

  6. I hope Gronk has insurance because catching passes from Brady is hazardous to your health.

  7. It won’t matter because Brady can’t throw to the outside guys. Not enough arm strength.

    Jealousy looks good on you.

  8. He’s gotta pack on the weight before the season! Gronk Smash! can’t wait to see it in action again.

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