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Rob Gronkowski 'super relieved' groin injury is nothing serious

Ryan Hannable
September 18, 2017 - 5:44 pm

FOXBORO -- Rob Gronkowski delivered on his promise.

A day after telling reporters in New Orleans he was fine after leaving Sunday's game with a groin injury and would talk Monday, he did in the locker room at Gillette Stadium.

Patriots fans can breath a sigh of relief as the tight end confirmed his groin injury is nothing serious. He left the game in the third quarter and didn't return. 

“Yeah, yeah. The reports out there say it’s my groin, and yes, it is my groin," he said. "It’s nothing serious and I am just day-to-day.”

Added Gronkowski: “Super relieved. I knew there was nothing really wrong from the beginning, so I’m good.”

Will he play Sunday against the Texans?

“[Day-to-day]," he said with a smile. "I feel good. It’s nothing serious.”

Gronkowski finished the game with six catches for 116 yards and a touchdown, as the Patriots rolled to a 36-20 win. He was pleased with the overall performance of the offense.

“Yeah, I mean as an offense we started clicking out there," he said. "We were clicking first quarter, second quarter, third quarter, fourth quarter. We were working well together. The ball was being spread around to many different players. Everyone was doing their job communicating well. It went well.”

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