Rob Gronkowski Injury Update: Patriots Star Tight End Not Present at Practice

Tony SantorsaSenior Writer IIJanuary 30, 2012

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22:  Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots gets tackle by Bernard Pollard #31 of the Baltimore Ravens during their AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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As the New England Patriots traveled to Indianapolis one day earlier than the New York Giants, Bill Belichick planned to hold practice Monday rather than traveling, much like the New York Giants.

As the team held practice Monday afternoon, Rob Gronkowski was a non-participant, according to ESPN. 

Gronkowski is still nursing his high ankle sprain that he suffered in the second half of the AFC Championship against the Baltimore Ravens.

It is unclear if Gronkowski will be ready to go for the Super Bowl as he's listed as questionable, but I would be shocked if he does not suit up for Sunday's game against the Giants. 

I don't believe that there's any doubt that Gronkowski will play in Super Bowl XLVI, it's just a matter of how healthy he is and how effective he can be while playing on a sprained ankle. 

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