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Gronkowski ‘feeling a lot better’ as rehab continues

03.27.13 at 12:58 pm ET

Rob Gronkowski said he’s “feeling a lot better” as he continues with his rehab process over the course of the offseason. The big tight end, who suffered multiple arm injuries late in the season, was on ESPN Radio’s “Mike and Mike” on Wednesday morning, and was asked how his rehab is going.

‘€œI’€™m doing a lot better, definitely. [I’m] feeling a lot better. My arm is feeling way better than it was during the playoffs and regular season when I broke it,’€ said Gronkowski, who has undergone three surgeries on his arm. ‘€œRight now, just rehabbing, getting the muscle stronger around it. You want to get everything activated, re-activated, because it shuts down for a little bit when it’€™s healing.

“Just rehabbing, and when my trainers give me the ‘€˜good to go,’€™ hopefully in the next couple weeks, hopefully as soon as possible, I can get rolling again and get back in the weight room and get back on the field and do what I love doing — running around and catching some balls.’€

Gronkowski also talked about some of the criticism he’s received from fans, particularly the incident in Las Vegas where he was filmed putting a mock wrestling move on a buddy.

‘€œThey’€™re my fans,” he replied. “They’€™re big fans of the Patriots and they just want to see the team do well. I totally understand where the fans are coming [from], where they don’€™t want myself to put myself in jeopardy of getting hurt. I totally understand that. I would never do that, put myself in jeopardy,” Gronkowski said.

“To the max — I love going out there every week and performing to the best of my ability, and I love going out there playing. I understand where [the fans are] coming from. They just don’€™t want to see me hurt again. That’€™s totally understandable.’€

It’s all part of living life as a celebrity he said. As long as you remember what’s important.

‘€œIt’€™s a little different,’€ Gronkowski said. ‘€œGrowing up, just doing whatever you want and no one looking at you and no one really caring, and now you go out ‘€¦ I was in the airport on the way here and everyone has their camera out videoing me walking through the airport.

“It’€™s weird at first, but you just can’€™t let it get to your head at all, affect you at all. [You] just keep doing what you’€™ve been doing since Day 1 — which I have been.’€

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