The Patriots' Friday injury report included mock game statuses for the team's injured players and they said Gronkowski would have been out due to the concussion he sustained in the AFC Championship Game.
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was not present at Friday's walkthrough. However, there have already been reports that he is expected to play in the Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles on February 4. According to Minihane, Gronkowski is working out in the Patriots facility despite missing the team's last two practices, but he needs to pass the league-mandated concussion protocol before he can play. Gronkowski struggled to get to his feet and forced out the game with a head injury after making only one catch for 21 yards.
For the Eagles, who also did not practice on Wednesday, running back Jay Ajayi, who has been bothered by an ankle injury, was listed as a full participant, while linebacker Dannell Ellerbe as listed as limited with a hamstring injury.
Quarterback Tom Brady wore a glove on his right hand for the second day in a row.