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Rob Gronkowski Injury Update: Patriots' Tight End Speaks At Super Bowl 2012 Media Day With No Walking Boot

Rob Gronkowski, the All-Pro tight end for the New England Patriots, was the center piece of the first two hours of the Super Bowl 20112 Media Day Tuesday, as the 6-foot-6, 245-pounder was asked question after question on his injured ankle, which was not protected by a walking boot for the first time in days.

"He said that shedding the boot was a sign of improvement, however, and added he was not wearing a compression wrap under his sock."

According to The New York Post's Justin Terranova, Gronkowski was asked about his current status frequently and answered with "day-to-day" about 10 times. Terranova said when Gronkowski was asked if he could play yet, the tight end responded:

"I don't know yet. I'm doing everything I can to help the team. I'm getting better every single day."

When asked about his chances of playing Sunday, Gronk said:

"[The game is] six days away," Gronkowski said. "I could be 100 percent by then. I could be 2 percent by then. We’re just taking it day by day.

"I’m young. I’m healthy, and I feel blessed like that. Whatever it is, I hope I’m a quick healer."

If Gronkowski is able to go Sunday, the New York Giants will have their hands full, as he set the NFL single-season record for touchdowns by a tight end (17) and receiving yards (1,327).

Gronkowski sustained his ankle injury during the AFC Championship game, which featured the Patriots defeating the Baltimore Ravens, 23-20.

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