Rob Gronkowski says his left ankle injury will not keep him from playing in the Super Bowl against the Giants on February 5th.
He was hurt after a 23-yard catch late in the third quarter after he was tackled by Ravens safety Bernard Pollard following a 23-yard reception late in the third quarter. The TE went to the locker room, but returned late in the game.
The second-year Pro Bowler was seen wearing a hard walking boot after the game.
Gronkowski led all NFL tight ends and ranked fifth among all pass-catchers with 90 receptions in 2011, while ranking sixth and setting a single-season tight end records with 1,327 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns, the latter leading the NFL this season.
In two games this post-season, Gronkowski leads the Patriots with 15 receptions for 232 yards and three touchdowns.