Gronk officially clears concussion protocol, will play in Super Bowl LII
This was always going to happen, but now it's official. Rob Gronkowski has cleared concussion protocol and will play in Super Bowl LII on Sunday.
Gronk had been in attendance for the last couple of practices and was at the Patriots' send-off rally at Gillette Stadium but did not speak. The star tight end spoke to the media yesterday and said he's excited to play.
“I’ll be full go, ready to roll,” Gronkowski said.
Gronkowski suffered the concussion in the AFC Championship Game against the Jaguars when safety Barry Church connected on a helmet-to-helmet hit. He isn't upset about it and said there was no reason for Church to reach out to him.
“It’s football, it is what it is. It’s a split second to make a decision, running full speed one way, I’m going the other way. It’s just part of the game, it happens … just gotta move on,” Gronkowski said.
This will be the third Super Bowl that Gronk will play in and only the second that he will be healthy in. He played in the 2011 Super Bowl against the Giants but was playing on an injured ankle.
In Super Bowl XLIX against the Seahawks, Gronkowski caught six passes for 68 yards and a touchdown towards the end of the first half that briefly put the Pats up 14-7.
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