Injury Status: Super Bowl

2018-02-01 13:00:45
By JEFF PAUR
Sr Fantasy Writer
RealTime Fantasy Sports

Both teams head into the big game with minimal injury situations. The biggest name most are concerned about is Rob Gronkowski, who was knocked out of his last game because of a concussion. His status is below but it looks like all systems go for the elite tight end. You always want to see the teams at full strength for the Super Bowl. There are some injuries both sides are dealing with, but things look pretty good for both teams considering how late in the season it is right now. Hopefully, this makes for an entertaining Super Bowl.

Rob Gronkowski, TE, Patriots. Gronkowski remains in the concussion protocol but has been doing pretty much everything in practice. He should be cleared to play in the next day or so. The expectations are he will be fine and his usual self for the big game. Keep an eye on the notes to see when he is cleared, but he should be just fine for Sunday.

Jay Ajayi, RB, Eagles. Ajayi was limited in practice the week before his last game because of an ankle injury but was able to play in the game. He is practicing in full this week, so it seems his ankle injury is a thing of the past for now. He should be near 100 percent healthy for the Super Bowl.

Mike Gillislee, RB, Patriots. Gillislee is battling a knee injury and has been inactive the last several games. He seems healthy enough to play but the Patriots are holding him out with the current backs making plays with their chances. So expect Gillislee to be a healthy scratch again for this week with Dion Lewis, James White and Rex Burkhead getting all the work at running back for the Patriots

Tom Brady, QB, Patriots. Brady's hand injury seems a thing of the past. He looked just fine in his last game out and should be able to play this week without anything too cumbersome on the hand. This injury isn't a factor anymore. Brady will be just fine.

jeff@rtsports.com