The big story here in Indianapolis is the status of record setting tight end Rob Gronkowski and his high ankle sprain. The big tight end has been a favorite target of Tom Brady and set single season records for receiving touchdowns. The fact that he appeared at media day without a walking boot tells us nothing more than he is able to bear weight on the bad ankle. His ability to perform at a high level will be determined by his ability to accelerate, decelerate and cut using the joint that absorbs a significant amount of the body's weight and force. Realistically, 2 weeks in not enough time for even the slightest of sprains, but the feeling is that this was at minimum a moderate tear to the ligaments involved. Treatment options before game day include icing, massage, accupuncture, ARPwave therapy, stim, ultrasound and manipulation to accelerate the healing and promote stability and function. On game day, injections of Toradol to reduce pain and inflammation is likely and although not often used on weight bearing structures, a local anaesthetic injection such as lidocaine to numb the pain. These last procedures can present risk of severely increasing the nature and severity of the injury so you can be assured that the training staff will have the ankle taped heavily and stabilized as much as function will allow. This will limit his normal speed and agility some, but will still allow some degree of effectiveness.