After a horrific incident with a rotary saw resulted in an amputation of his right leg below the knee, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has assured the media that he will still play Sunday’s Super Bowl match-up against the New York Giants, and the team’s injury report has upgraded him from “questionable” to “probable.”
Gronkowski’s father addressed the media regarding the second-year player’s injury, asserting that he would, “Definitely be playing” in the Super Bowl.
“The media is blowing this out of proportion,” said the elder Gronkowski. “Sure, Rob suffered a bit of a setback, but from the way you guys are writing it, you’d think he lost is whole leg, instead of just that useless part with the shin and foot on it.”
Gronkowski has been secretive about the injury, only telling reporters that he had suffered a “mild case of a lost appendage” and that the team was working to design a cleat and artificial leg that would allow him to play at “close to 100%.”
By Jeff GoodSmith