New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski missed a chunk of the offseason training activities earlier in the summer and there were a lot of raised flags.
Is Gronkowski unhappy with his contract?
Are the Patriots bubble-wrapping him until the start of the season?
Will this affect his connection with back-up quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo?
Well, it turns out that Gronkowski suffered an injury to his pectoral, according to ESPN’s Dianna Marie Russini. And, never fear, Gronkowski is fully healthy.
Sources close to Rob Gronkowski tell me that he is finally feeling great after injuring his pec muscle this off season. #Patriots— Dianna Marie Russini (@diannaESPN) August 2, 2016
Remember that earlier this week, Gronkowski was the first football player in recorded history to admit that they were not in “the best shape of my life” during training camp.
“It's always tough to get back into football shape,” Gronkowski explained. “I'm not going to lie and say I'm in top notch shape, no chance. I've still got a long way to go. I don't feel like anybody can be in top notch football shape when you first get out there, and that's what training camp is for and that's why it's a long process.”
Gronkowski has been an active participant in training camp and he’s transformed into the most dominant player on the field since everyone donned pads. Whatever injury he suffered earlier in the year doesn’t seem to affect him anymore.
The All Pro tight end is 27 years old and is just entering the prime of his career. 2016 is going to be Year of the Gronk.