New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski has reportedly cleared the final hurdle of the NFL’s concussion protocol and is ready to go for Sunday’s Super Bowl 52:
#Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski will be at the team’s media availability today, ready to speak to reporters, I’m told. That’s an indication he’s been cleared from concussion protocol.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 1, 2018
Gronkowski’s status for the Super Bowl had been unknown ever since he left the AFC Championship Game in the second quarter following a helmet-to-helmet hit from Jacksonville Jaguars safety Barry Church.
When asked about his status earlier in the week, Gronk didn’t seem too concerned but when it comes to concussions, it’s not a matter of just “sucking it up” and playing, Gronk actually had to be cleared by doctors.