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He had more time to recover than Gronkowski but said “everybody goes through it differently.”

Revis tore his left ACL on Sept. 23, 2012, and underwent surgery Oct. 16. Gronkowski tore the ACL and MCL in his right knee last Dec. 8 and had his operation on Jan. 9.

“I’m just doing individual drills, routes out there and everything, getting my conditioning up, keeping the leg strengthening, getting my body in shape,” Gronkowski said. “All that good stuff.”

He began last season on the sideline after four surgeries on his left forearm and a back operation on June 18.

The Patriots kept him off the regular-season physically unable to perform list, which would have required him to miss the first six games. The team hoped he’d be back sooner, but Gronkowski and his advisers were cautious. He finally returned for the seventh game.

“I’m putting that one in the past,” he said. “We’re all on the same page right now - the team, organization, myself, the trainers, the doctors.”

Were they on different pages last year?

“No. Not really,” Gronkowski said. “I guess it seemed like that out there, but in the organization we were all on the same page and this year we’re all on the same page again, so it’s going well.”

He expects it to keep getting better.

“I definitely feel like I can go back out there right where I left and pick it right back up,” Gronkowski said. “It was boring this year. I was rehabbing every day. I was miserable. Hopefully, that never happens again.”


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