FOXBORO, Mass. — Rob Gronkowski dismissed any notions that there is a rift between his circle and the team regarding his recovery from back and forearm surgery.
Reports came out last week that said the Patriots were pressuring Gronkowski to return, but the tight end’s circle, especially his father, wanted the the All-Pro to be fully recovered before returning to the field.
“No, not at all,” Gronkowski said. “Everything’s great around here. Just going out to practice with the team and practicing with the team, it’s helpful every single week to get the chemistry back down and get the timing of football back down.”
Gronkowski stressed that he and the team are on the same page.
“Yes, definitely,” Gronkowski said. “We were on the same page from they very get go. And still on the same page and it’s going good. I’m progressing every week, I’m feeling better every week, getting stronger every week and better conditioning every week. Just still sticking to the motto ‘day by day.'”
Gronkowski seems to live by that “day by day” motto. He repeated it numerous times during his four minutes with the media.