Gronkowski won't need offseason surgery on his knee or back, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports. Gronkowski struggled to stay healthy for a fourth consecutive year, as he missed one game in 2015 due to a minor knee strain. Additionally, a back issue afflicted him in both playoff tilts, but the touchdown machine still struck three total times against the Chiefs and Broncos. After a third 1,000-yard and fifth double-digit touchdown campaign in six professional seasons, he'll enter draft season as the clear-cut No. 1 tight end.
Gronkowski caught eight of 15 targets for 144 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Broncos in the AFC championship game. The All-Pro was a difference-maker once again Sunday, leading the Patriots in catches and yards versus the stout Broncos defense, and he brought the Patriots within a two-point conversion of tying the game late in the fourth quarter. Gronk shook off a mid-season knee injury to play in 15 contests for the second consecutive season, and he once again delivered, with 1,176 yards and 11 touchdowns. Gronkowski will undoubtedly be among the fantasy elite once again when the 2016 season rolls around.
Gronkowski (knee/back) is listed as active Sunday's AFC title game against the Broncos. An official questionable designation made the tight end's status worth verifying, but as expected, Gronkowski is in uniform Sunday and poised to remain a key cog in the Patriots' passing attack in the AFC championship game.
Gronkowski (knee/back) is one of the 16 players listed as questionable by the Patriots in advance of Sunday's AFC title game against the Broncos, WEEI.com reports. While the official questionable designation makes it prudent for fantasy owners to confirm Gronkowski's availability as Sunday's 3:05 ET kickoff approaches, there has been nothing to suggest that the star tight end will miss the contest after practicing all week in a limited fashion.
Gronkowski (knee/back) was listed as a limited practice participant Wednesday, the Boston Herald reports. That Gronkowski was listed as limited during Wednesday's walk-through session is not really a surprise, but with no reported setbacks during this past Saturday's divisional round win over the Chiefs, we suspect that the tight end's availability for Sunday's AFC championship game against the Broncos is not in any real jeopardy.
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