After his medical clearance, Rob Gronkowski video released detailing his rehab
|10.18.13 at 12:02 pm ET|
FOXBORO — Will Rob Gronkowski finally return Sunday to game action?
Well, in addition to his agent Drew Rosenhaus coming out and declaring that he’s been medically cleared, another hint might be found in a promotional video he shot recently for Body Armor “Super Drink” in which his training and rehab regimen is detailed. Gronkowski deferred any comment about his status for Sunday to the team’s media relations department, which then announced the tight end had met his media obligation for the week.
In the video, released on Twitter with the hashtag #BackToSuper, Gronkowski explains his side.
“Obviously, I went through a lot of hectic, emotional, stressful events with injuries but it’s something you have to deal with. It’s a contact sport, every single play. I’m just looking at my future now,” he begins.
“When you’re hurt, you just really don’t feel part of the team. You go in every day and see everyone. I just see the guys working every day out at practice, and that motivates me, too, to get back out there. Seeing my teammates grinding every day and I’m not out there grinding with them.
“It’s just not the arm. It’s the back, too. You have to rehab both. It’s a process of weeks. It’s every single day for about eight weeks for the rest of my life, I’ll be doing physical therapy.
“You might think we just show up and play on Sundays. There’s so much that goes on behind the scenes that goes on in order to get back on the field. It’s literally rehab, rehab, practice, running, conditioning, strengthening all the muscles, strengthening the core muscles. It’s not just my back muscles, my arm muscles, it’s my whole body.
“I feel so much better than I have in the past few weeks. And compared to last week right now at this time, I feel great. And last week compared to the week before that, I feel great. And that’s the only thing you can ask for is progression every single week.
“I had it taken away in college, I had it taken away from me at the end of last year and I had it taken away at the beginning of the year, the game of football. It’s going to be a great feeling to run back out there through that tunnel and get back out there with them.”
Gronk was asked about the video and the training drink it promotes, “Drink it,” he said.