Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, owner Robert Kraft, and other players are at Foxborough’s Igor Elementary School for an NFL Play 60 event today.
Gronkowski, who stressed 60 minutes of daily activity to the elementary school students and seniors from the Foxborough Council on Aging senior center, told reporters on the scene that he has had no setbacks in his rehabilitation after suffering a torn ACL and MCL in December. However, he also said he’s not taking part in the team’s organized team activities (OTAs).
Gronk says he’s not participating in OTAs. He’s doing his own thing so far.
— Doug Kyed (@DougKyedNESN) May 28, 2014
It’s a welcome development that his rehab has so far been a smooth one. He infamously suffered multiple setbacks when recovering from forearm surgery last year, missing the first six weeks of the 2013 season. He underwent back surgery in the 2013 offseason as well before playing seven games and then suffering his ACL/MCL tear against the Cleveland Browns Dec. 8, 2013 on a leg-crushing hit by T.J. Ward.
His return, as with most things Gronkowski related, is being closely followed.