Dec 1, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) prior to the game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots' Rob Gronkowski 'progressing well' from ACL tear

Although New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski isn’t participating in organized team activities, the Pro Bowl talent is still at the Patriots facility working on his game and conditioning and by all accounts looks rather impressive.

Coming off a nasty ACL and MCL tear, there have been doubts if Gronk would be ready for the Patriots season opener. That still remains a mystery given how far out such a date is, though, we’ve heard multiple reports suggest Gronkowki is progressing well from his injury and today we’re hearing more.

“I remember last year though they all asked, ‘When are you going to be back?’” Gronkowski said Sunday morning. “I’m not lying, not one kid this time has asked am I going to be back? It just looks like they’re just having a lot of fun and that’s not even on their mind – which is cool, that I don’t have to answer to the kids.”

While Gronk hasn’t been able to participate in all the activities he’d like with the Pats, he’s been doing what he can.

“Just doing what I got to do, improving every week, and that’s all I can ask for,” Gronkowski said. “I just worry about what I’ve got to do, and what I’ve got to do right now is rehab and get better. Just take it week by week and day by day from here on out. We’ll see what happens and we’ll see where I’m at when it all starts.”

New England, who is notoriously tight with their injury reports, will likely wait until the last possible moment to update any progress on Gronk as the season draws near.

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