Patriots receiver Josh Gordon reinstated by NFL

Suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon can return to the Patriots on Sunday. –file/jim davis/Globe staff

NASHVILLE — Josh Gordon, the physically gifted receiver who was suspended from the NFL for violations of the league’s substance abuse policies, was conditionally reinstated by commissioner Roger Goodell on Friday.

Gordon, who was suspended indefinitely on Dec. 20, 2018, for violating the terms of his conditional reinstatement from a previous suspension, can rejoin the Patriots in Foxborough on Sunday. He applied for reinstatement earlier this month.

“We are all rooting for Josh to succeed, both personally and professionally,’’ Goodell said. “Everyone shares in that hope and will continue to support him to every extent possible. But as Josh acknowledged, ultimately his success is up to him.’’