"I'm doing everything I can to get better every single day and it feels good to be back with my teammates – just mentally and physically to be back with them out on the practice field. Any other questions, you have to talk to Coach Belichick."
Gronkowski has practiced the last two days, which is the first time he has done so since sustaining a bone bruise/sprain in his right knee. He had limited participation on Thursday and the team will provide his official status for Sunday night's game against the Houston Texans later Friday.
Rob Gronkowski gave a brief statement on being excited to return to practice but did not field questions today. pic.twitter.com/hN4HiDflvk— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) December 11, 2015
Earlier Gronkowski had popped into the locker room and reporters raced over to him, only to have him scoot away with a smile.
"That was a serious juke!" he said, smiling as he walked into the athletic training room.