Rob Gronkowski’s status for Sunday’s game are still up in the air. He has been cleared to practice but according to his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, Dr Andrews has not cleared him to play.
“I don’t understand why this story has gotten so much traction,” Rosenhaus told 560 WQAM-AM (via The Boston Globe). “There are dozens of players around the NFL who aren’t playing because they are injured and coming back from surgery. And in Rob’s case, this is really straightforward. Up to this point, he hasn’t been cleared to play in a game. He has not been cleared by Dr. (James) Andrews, who is the supervising doctor.”
“There’s a huge difference between being cleared to practice and being cleared to play in a game,” Rosenhaus said. “I’ve had great dialogue with coach (Bill) Belichick and the Patriots’ medical staff, and Rob and his family. Everybody’s on the same page, except it’s gotten a lot of play in the media and all these unsubstantiated sources.”-NFL.com
If in fact Dr.James Andrews has not cleared Gronk to play then it is tough to argue with. Andrews is the best in the business.