After 4 surgeries on his forearm, and back surgery, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has finally been cleared to play in a game by Dr. James Andrews, according to his agent Drew Rosenhaus.
“Rob Gronkowski has now been cleared by all his doctors to play Sunday in the Jets game,” his agent Drew Rosenhaus said in a text message this morning.
Gronkowski had been receiving a great deal of criticism for not playing in any of the teams first 6 games of the season despite practicing on a limited basis in every single Patriots practice of the season. Many questioned his desire to get back on the field.
It is now likely that Gronkowski will make his season debut when the Pats travel to the Meadowlands to take on the Jets. This is a huge addition to a Patriots offense that had been having its worst season in the Brady era.
Coming off his record setting 2011 season where he caught 17 touchdowns, Gronkowski had 55 catches and 11 touchdowns in 11 games before going down with a broken arm.
Although Gronkowski will likely be back, it’s very unlikely that Danny Amendola will play on Sunday after he suffered a concussion last week against the Saints. Concussions have plagues Amednola throughout his NFL career.