Rob Gronkowski Reportedly Won’t Be Placed on PUP List by New England Patriots

August 31, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

While the New England Patriots could potentially be without star tight end Rob Gronkowski when they open the season on Sept. 8 against the Buffalo Bills, they are banking on him coming back relatively soon. 
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, New England decided to place him on the active roster rather than the physically unable to perform list Saturday: 
Gronkowski has dealt with various injury issues for the past couple of seasons, but this offseason has been particularly trying for him. He fractured his forearm twice last season, including in the Patriots' first playoff game against the Houston Texans.
That prompted offseason forearm surgery, and he also needed surgery on his back, so it isn't surprising that it has taken him so long to return to full health.
Schefter was the first one to report that Gronk playing in Week 1 would be "a huge stretch," but Gronkowski has shown enough improvement over the past several weeks that the organization ...

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