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Mon, 06/18/2012 - 3:52pm  

Gronkowski says left ankle is 'great'

Rob Gronkowski gave a concise answer when asked by reporters Monday about his left ankle.

“Great,” said the Patriots tight end, prior to teeing off at the fourth annual golf tournament to help benefit the Joe Andruzzi Foundation at the Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy.

Gronkowski, who was one of several current and former Patriots at the event, underwent offseason surgery on the ankle. He wasn’t part on the on-field activities at the recently concluded OTA’s and minicamp sessions at Gillette Stadium, instead working out off to the side with others who are also rehabbing.

The Arizona product, who set several position records over the course of the 2011 season, was injured in the AFC championship game against the Ravens. As a result, he appeared to struggle in the Super Bowl loss to the Giants.

The tight end was a little chattier when it came to the subject of his new contract, saying that he’s “happy” both sides were able to come to an accord on a deal worth roughly $54 million, which was made official earlier this month.

“I’m just happy. Both sides are really happy. Very happy to be here,” he said. “I love all my fans out there. It’s a great community, a great team. It’s awesome going out there every single Sunday and playing every Sunday in front of that crowd. I’m happy to be here long-term, definitely. I just feel like both sides are really happy. It all worked out well.”

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