Gronkowski limited in Thursday's practice

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.

Gronkowski was on the practice field for the first time since suffering a left ankle injury in the AFC Championship Game.

The Patriots are getting ready to take on the New York Giants in Sunday's Super Bowl.

Gronkowski had a record-breaking season for the Patriots, setting an NFL mark for tight ends with 17 touchdown receptions. He also scored once on the ground and finished with 90 catches -- second on the team behind only Wes Welker's 122 -- for 1,327 yards.