New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski suffered a high ankle sprain in the AFC Championship game against the Baltimore Ravens. He left the game for a while, but was able to come back in near the end of the game and play. Gronkowski didn't practice all last week however, and was seen getting off the team plane in a walking boot. Gronkowski has a "classic high ankle" sprain according to a report by ProFootballTalk.com, and may not practice at all leading up to Super Bowl XLVI.
Per a league source, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski indeed has a "classic" high ankle sprain. The source says that Gronkowski, who didn't practice last week, probably won't practice at all before the game.
But the source believes Gronkowski will play, even though it's currently believed that he'll need arthroscopic surgery on the ankle after the game.
While Gronkowski isn't expected to practice all week, he is expected to be available for and play in Super Bowl XLVI. The question will be how effective the star tight end will be on his bum ankle.