Rob Gronkowski injury update: Patriots TE says he's 'ready to go' against Jets

Rob Gronkowski doesn’t anticipate being off the field much longer. 

The Patriots tight end said Friday he is feeling good and he’s ready to play Sunday when the team faces the Jets.

“Definitely ready to get back there,” Gronkowski told reporters. “I’m good to go and excited to be back out there with the team, excited to get back out there on Sundays and play some ball.

“Sunday afternoon in New York, it’s going to be a hostile environment. It always is. They’re a good team. They play hard. I mean, I can’t recall a game where I would say they haven’t played hard in my nine years playing them. So it’ll be a good one. It’ll be a tough one, but it’ll be a good one again.”

The four-time All-Pro selection has dealt with lingering back and ankle injuries through much of the season, but wasn’t ruled out until the team’s Week 7 matchup against the Bears. He played the following week against the Bills, but missed the team’s last two games against the Packers and the Titans.

Gronkowski has 26 catches for 405 yards and a touchdown through six games this season.

The Patriots (7-3) will travel to New York to face the Jets (3-7). Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. ET.