Gronkowski listed as questionable

Posted Feb 3, 2012
Aaron Wilson

New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski is officially listed as questionable for the Super Bowl. However, the Pro Bowl tight end is expected to play despite a left high ankle sprain suffered against the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC championship game on a tackle by strong safety Bernard Pollard.

Gronkowski wasn't limping during a light practice Friday, according to a pool reporter.

"He practiced yesterday, he didn't do anything today," Patriots coach Belichick said. "We'll see where he's at on Sunday, but hopefully (he'll play). I saw no setbacks. He's still making progress."

The Patriots don't have practice Saturday, just a team photograph at Lucas Oil Stadium.

"We'll have meetings and we'll do some reminders and things like that in our hotel, but we're not going to actually practice," Belichick said. There is a curfew Friday night.

"This will be what we normally do if we were on the road Friday night," Belichick said. "We would have curfew."

Besides Gronkowski, 10 other players are questionable, including offensive tackle Marcus Cannon (ankle), safety Patrick Chung (knee), linebacker Dane Fletcher (thumb), defensive lineman Kyle Love (ankle), Pro Bowl offensive guard Logan Mankins (knee), linebacker Rob Ninkovich (hip), linebacker Brandon Spikes (knee), offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer (flu/back/foot), wide receiver Wes Welker (knee) and linebacker Tracy White (abdomen).

The following players are probable: wide receiver Deion Branch (knee), center Dan Connolly (groin), safety James Ihedigbo (shoulder), offensive tackle Matt Light (flu) and wide receiver Matthew Slater (shoulder).

Vollmer has been out for the entire postseason. Meanwhile, the New York Giants listed all of their injured players as probable.

That includes running back Ahmad Bradshaw, who didn't practice Friday after being limited the previous two days with a foot injury.

Also listed as probable: wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (shoulder), safety Tyler Sash (foot), defensive end Osi Umenyiora (ankle, knee), linebacker Jacquian Williams and cornerback Corey Webster (hamstring).

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