Gronk says he's 'ready to roll' after being cleared from concussion protocol

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (WJAR)

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has been cleared from concussion protocol.

The NFL made the announcement late Thursday afternoon.

Gronk also made an appearance at the Patriots media event later on in the evening, saying that "it was super nice to hear from the doctors," adding that he is "ready to roll."

"The plan, obviously, was to get cleared. I knew it was going to happen," Gronk told reporters, also noting that he was able to do everything he was asked to do on the practice field Thursday. "It's good to be out there with the boys. It was a good day."

Gronk sustained a helmet-to-helmet hit Sunday in the AFC Championship game and was put into the league's concussion protocol.

The Patriots, going for their sixth Super Bowl trophy, will play the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday.

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