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Rob Gronkowski: 'I'm anxious to get out there. I want to go'

Posted by Mike Whitmer, Globe Staff  December 26, 2012 05:53 PM

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FOXBOROUGH -- Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski took questions from a large media contingent after Wednesday's walk-through, the first time he's spoken publicly since breaking his forearm on Nov. 18.

Gronkowski, with a pink scar still visible down his left arm, has been practicing since Dec. 14, but has yet to play in a game since the injury, which happened late in a 59-24 home win over Indianapolis.

And while he said he'd like to be out on the field playing, Gronkowski will be waiting on the medical staff to give him the green light.

"The doctors know what they're talking about. They've had many injuries like this. When they know it's safe and sound and ready to go, that's when it's going to be ready to go," Gronkowski said. "I'm going to trust in them and when they say so. I'm anxious to get out there. Obviously I want to go."

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