Pats Optimistic Gronk To Return

By Blake Bass
Content Coordinator

Patriots_Rob_Gronkowski_2013The New England Patriots are optimistic doctors will clear Rob Gronkowski to play this week and that the tight end will make his season debut Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, according to league sources.

Gronkowski has missed the Patriots’ first five games following a series of surgeries on his fractured forearm and ailing back.

ProFootballTalk.com had earlier reported that Gronkowski was expected to return this week.

Source: Ed Werder | ESPN

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