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Rob Gronkowski clears concussion protocol, will play in Super Bowl

Rob Gronkowski

Any Patriots fans who were still concerned about Rob Gronkowski missing Super Bowl LII can breathe a big sigh of relief.

On Thursday, Gronkowski was cleared to meet with the media for the first time since he suffered a concussion in the AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. That means he has officially been cleared from the NFL’s concussion protocol.

The expectation all along has been that Gronkowski would be cleared in time to face the Eagles, so this is more of a formality than anything. If not for the extra week off between conference championships and the Super Bowl, there’s a good chance the Patriots would have been without their star tight end in the championship game.

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