New England Patriots have been given excellent news after it was revealed that Rob Gronkowski will be fully fit and is intending to participate in the whole 2014 NFL regular season calendar.
After numerous injury setbacks in the last two seasons, Rob Gronkowski spoke with reporters recently and explained that he feels his body will be able to withstand a full season of NFL punishment.
It seems like the two-time Pro Bowler has been constantly on the medical table in the last two years, but Gronkowski believes he will be able to make up for lost time in 2014 after several injuries to his arm and knee that threatened to stunt his career progression.
"I plan on playing the entire NFL season," NFL.com reported. "I really want to get back on the field. I just want to play football because I love the game."
Slow and steady
Even though Rob Gronkowski will be fit and ready for the entire 2014 NFL season, he hasn't got a date for a return to full training as of yet.
This means full participation in training camp is not guaranteed for Gronkowski. But that shouldn't be something to worry about for Patriots fans, as the big man explains.
"I'm just working with the trainers right now. I'll sit down with the coaches and we'll go from there [regarding a return date]."
Just a beast
Patriots fans will be hoping their wish of having a fully fit Gronkowski comes true in 2014. With the huge tight-end playing, the Patriots are almost unstoppable.
During the 2011 NFL season, Gronkowski caught 90 balls for 1,327 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns. Breaking records at will, Gronkowski proved to be an impossible player to match up against for his opponents.
An injury to his forearm eventually resulted in many complications and four arm surgeries. Just to add to that, last season Gronkowski tore both his ACL and MCL.
Still only 25, expect the Patriots to dominate the NFL if Gronkowski stays fit and healthy for the full 2014 NFL season.