Gronkowski Participates In First Patriots Full-Pads Practice Since Back Surgery

September 1, 2013 11:58 PM
Gronkowski Participates In First Patriots Full-Pads Practice Since Back Surgery
" FOXBORO (AP) — Rob Gronkowski looked “almost Gronk-esque” on Sunday as he practiced in full pads for the first time since having back surgery.

The star tight end for the New England Patriots participated in drills with his teammates during the 15 minutes reporters were allowed to observe the start of practice.

Gronkowski isn’t expected to play in the first few games but wasn’t placed on the physically unable to perform list, a move that would have required him to miss at least the first six games of the season.

“He looked good,” tight end Michael Hoomanawanui. “He looked almost Gronk-esque.”

In his three NFL seasons, Gronkowski has caught 187 passes for 38 touchdowns despite missing the last five regular-season games last year.

He’s had four operations this year, three on his broken left forearm and one on his back on June 18. He had another forearm surgery last year after breaking it on Nov. 18 while blocking on an extra point against the Indianapolis Colts.

Gronkowski walked into the locker room with a smile Sunday and told reporters he would speak with them later in the week "

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