Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was at a Barnes & Noble in Boston on Thursday to sign copies of his new book. So what better opportunity than that for an injury update, right? Any positive news would work right now for that much-maligned franchise.
Anyway, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald was in attendance, and he observed that Gronkowski was moving around the bookstore without restriction and didn't appear to be wearing a back brace. Howe also said Gronkowski was no longer wearing a brace or cast on his surgically repaired left arm.
When asked about his recovery so far, Gronkowski said, "I can tell you this: I'm in great spirits. I'm enjoying life a lot more."
Gronk already seems to enjoy life a lot as is, so I can't imagine what increasing that love means. It's similar to what was reported on Tuesday. Gronkowski hasn't suffered any setbacks thus far, but it is very early. Take him in the third or fourth round at your own peril.