In partnership with the NFL in the UK

NFL

Tom Brady denies Gronkowski resentment

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

New England Patriots star Tom Brady has denied rumours that Rob Gronkowski's injury is causing tension to rise within the squad.

Gronkowski missed his sixth game on Sunday following a number of surgeries on his left forearm, which was fractured.

There were growing rumours that there had been disagreements between Patriots' management team and the player over his readiness to make a return to action.

A source was quoted on ESPN earlier this week: "There's curiosity and resentment, and he's creating it by going out and kicking ass during the week and then he doesn't show up on game day and help the team win."

However, Brady has dismissed the claims and says that he and the team are just looking forward to having Gronkowski back on the field.

He told Westwood One Sports"Look, everyone loves having Rob out on the field, but we also understand that these medical decisions are out of the hands of the players and coaches. And if the doctors, when they clear them, they clear them, and when they don't, they don't. That goes for every player in the NFL. It's not just our team, it's every team.

"So we'll be excited to get him back. When that is, I don't have the answer, but I prepare each week regardless of who's out there. You got to go with the guys that are healthy and the guys who are ready to play.

"And look, we've had plenty of guys contribute to get to 5-1 at this point. So I have a lot of confidence in the guys I'm out there with. I'll be as excited as anybody when Rob gets back, and I know he's working his butt off to get back out on the field as soon as he can."

Gronkowski has been back in practice with the Patriots since the beginning of last week and was marked as questionable before Sunday's 30-27 win over the New Orleans Saints. 

He was ultimately left out of the team but is expected to make his return presently.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
New England Patriots
Tom Brady
NFL

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NFL Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again