Gronk Wearing a Boot on His Sprained Ankle

Gronkowski wearing boot on lower left leg

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      FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – New England Patriots tight end Rob
Gronkowski is wearing a removable boot on his lower left leg after
being injured in the AFC championship game.

      Gronkowski wore the boot as he walked through the locker room
and into the trainer's area on Monday. He did not speak with

      The second-year star, who set an NFL record for a tight end with
17 touchdown catches, was hurt in the final minute of the third
quarter of Sunday's 23-20 win when he was tackled after a 23-yard
reception. He limped off the field but seemed to be walking better
as he went to the locker room. Less than five minutes later,
Gronkowski was back in the game.

      He finished with five catches for 87 yards.

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