Tight end Rob Gronkowski remains the only member of the New England Patriots who is not practicing as the team prepares to face the New York Giants in the 2012 Super BOwl Feb. 5 in Indianapolis.
Gronkowski has what is being called a high ankle sprain, suffered in the Patriots 23-20 AFC Championship Game victory over the Baltimore Ravens.
Gronkowski had had 90 catches for 1,327 receiving yards and a record-setitng 17 touchdowns this season, most ever for a tight end in a single season.
Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez form the most impressive duo of tight ends in the NFL. Most reports expect that Gronkowski will play vs. the Giants.
The Giants had several players miss practice on Thursday. The most serious might be rookie linebacker Jacquian Williams, who was apparently wearing a walking boot.