Rob Gronkowski Making ‘Significant Progress’

Dec 30, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins during the second half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

At a time when the New England Patriots are receiving nothing but negative news surrounding the tight end position, they have heard some promising news that brings a small glimmer of hope to the team having early season success.

According to Ed Werder of ESPN, Gronkowski has already resumed light workouts.

Werder added that Gronkowski is “in good spirits, looking good and making significant progress.”

There is still no guarantee that Gronkowski will be fully healed from back surgery before the team’s September 8 season-opener, but there is some hope that he will be ready to go sooner than possible. However, it is hard for the Patriots to forget that Gronkowski’s previous back surgery in 2009 when he was at Arizona cost him an entire season.

New England needs any positive news when it comes to their receiving targets, so even with the Gronkowski news being nothing concrete, it is about as positive of a report that the Patriots and their fans have heard about the team this season.

Topics: New England Patriots, Rob Gronkowski

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