Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was medically cleared to practice before the start of training camp, but he still hasn’t participated in any full-contact work.
According to the Patriots’ website, it remains a mystery when Gronkowski will be able to go all-out in contact drills, and whether he will play at all in the preseason. But Gronkowski sounds confident about his recovery from the torn ACL that ended his 2013 season.
“I’m going full-speed in the drills I’m doing, but they’re just limiting the drills I can do. Most likely, when I’m cleared for contact, it will be full-go, too,” Gronkowski said.
Gronkowski said he and the team just want to exercise caution to make sure that he’s fully healthy when the season starts. Gronk added that he's feeling better with the time off and also admitted that his body "needed it."