INDIANAPOLIS -- Tight end Rob Gronkowski wasn't at Patriots practice today, but he met with the media during the team's scheduled media availability this morning, and said he might be outfitted with a specialized shoe for Sunday's Super Bowl.
"I think we're going over that tonight, so we will see with the training staff," Gronkowski said.
He hasn't worn the protective boot since Monday, didn't appear to be limping, but wasn't willing to disclose what he's been able to do as he tries to recover from a high left ankle sprain in time to play in the season's biggest game.
"I feel better every day. That's the goal," he said. "The rehab is going well. Everything is moving forward."
Gronkowski was the only player to not practice today. The Patriots listed 10 under limited participation: offensive linemen Marcus Cannon (ankle), Logan Mankins (knee), and Sebastian Vollmer (back/foot/flu); linebackers Dane Fletcher (thumb), Rob Ninkovich (hip), Brandon Spikes (knee), and Tracy White (abdomen); safety Patrick Chung (knee); receiver Wes Welker (knee); and defensive lineman Kyle Love (ankle).