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Super Bowl 2012, Giants Vs. Patriots: Rob Gronkowski Has High Ankle Sprain, Will Play Sunday

Rob Gronkowski received some good news, apparently. According to a league source speaking to Pro Football Talk, the New England Patriots tight end will be able to play in the 2012 Super Bowl against the New York Giants. He was a diagnosed with a dreaded high ankle sprain, however, and may not be able to practice at all prior to the game.

Gronkowski was held out of practice throughout this past week while resting an ankle injury suffered against the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship Game. He has been the only Patriots player to not practice at all in preparation for the Super Bowl. Gronkowski will likely need surgery following the season.

There's no telling how rusty he will be after going two weeks without practice, but a full complement of weapons will be a huge boost to Tom Brady and the Pats offense. Then again, the Giants are catching a big break by facing the All-Pro tight end at something significantly less than 100 percent.

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