Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski spoke to reporters for the first time since suffering a concussion in the AFC Championship Game. He said he thinks he’ll be able to play in Super Bowl LII. He hopes to be out of concussion protocol by Wednesday. “We’ll see how it goes and what the doctors say. I’m not the guy to say I’m out of the protocol. That is the doctor’s call,” he said, according to Sports Illustrated. Gronk was hurt during the second quarter of New England’s 24-20 win over the Jaguars. He was hit in the helmet by Jaguars safety Barry Church while trying to make a catch over the middle and he did not return to the game. Church was given a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness after the hit. Gronkowski had another concussion earlier this year. If there had not been an extra week of rest between the conference championship games and the Super Bowl, he might not have been able to play. He returned to the practice field for light non-contact drills on Saturday.
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