"I was fine, my ankle was fine," Gronkowski said afterward, according to the Boston Herald. "I was 100 percent out there. I did everything they asked me to do."
Gronkowski also told reporters that he had no plans for surgery for the supposedly 100% ankle: "I just need to get some treatment in the offseason and I will be good to go," he said, the Herald reports.
Wide receiver Deion Branch appreciated Gronkowski's efforts: "I promise you 75 percent of the players in the NFL wouldn't have played, and this guy gutted it out for the team, and I truly appreciate him for it," Branch said, the Herald reports.