Rob Gronkowski's recovery appears to be on schedule.

Gronkowski told Patriots.com yesterday that he shed the cast on his broken left forearm, about four and a half weeks after his Jan. 14 surgery. Gronkowski said during the week leading up to the Super Bowl that his recovery timetable would be similar to the first time he broke his arm, which was initially 4-6 weeks. He missed five games with that injury and hit the field six weeks after going down. Of course, there's much less of a need to rush back this time around.