Rob Gronkowski isn't going to let a little thing like ankle surgery prevent him from . . . well, from being Gronk.
He donned a Worcester Sharks jersey and did a spike of the puck Friday night before the Providence-at-Worcester game, even though his ankle cast prevented him from getting the full Gronk into his motion. Afterwards he sat with the media and discussed . . .
HIS POST-SUPER BOWL DANCE PARTY: "It just happened I was with my family, my friends, people I hadn't seen in over a year, and we were just having a fun time together."
LOSING TO THE GIANTS: "You don't want to lose that game. You don't play that long and go to the Super Bowl and want to lose . . . That's what's motivating us throughout this offseason. It's motivating me, definitely. I can't wait to get back. I mean, I can't do anything right now on my feet, but I'm doing everything I can on my upper body."
HIS SURGICALLY REPAIRED ANKLE: "Obviously, it's not 100 percent. Just every day, just getting better and that's all you can ask for . . .Within a couple of weeks, my goal is to be 100 percent and just keep on going day by day with it."