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Updated: Gronkowski has high ankle sprain

Posted by Zuri Berry, Boston.com Staff  January 27, 2012 01:33 PM

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UPDATE: Colleague Greg Bedard reports that noted foot and ankle specialist Robert Anderson in Charlotte has been consulted about Gronkowski's injury, according to a league source who also said Gronkowski's injury is a high-ankle sprain. The tight end may require a scope to clean up the injury after the Super Bowl.

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has a high ankle injury, according to a report from TV station WIVB in Williamsville, N.Y.

Gronkowski's father, Gordy Gronkowski, told the TV station that his 22-year old son had a high ankle injury. The Patriots tight end missed Thursday's practice after being tackled awkwardly by Bernard Pollard in the third quarter of the AFC Championship last week.

High ankle sprains often take more time to heal.

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