The New England Patriots lost tight end Rob Gronkowski late in the 2013 season, and his season started late because of another injury. But he went down with a torn ACL in December against the Cleveland Browns and is trying to get ready for training camp and the start of the 2014 season, but he won’t be participating in the offseason workouts.
From the Boston Herald:
"Gronkowski was in attendance this week when the Patriots opened their voluntary offseason workout program, but he isn’t taking part in the full workload because of his rehab schedule. Still, his teammates have seen much more of him lately."
“We’re all friends,” Patriots teammate Devin McCourty said. “I’m happy when I see Vince back out there, Mayo, Gronk, because we know what these guys do. We know the work they put in. That’s the worst part. I think everyone thinks when a guy gets hurt, we just automatically think, ‘What can the team do now?’ But seeing those guys back working out and doing different things, you’re happy for them because everyone wants to play this game. No one likes being hurt. When you see guys go down, your heart just goes for them. We’re happy a new season starts and they get a chance to get back out there.”