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Christopher L. Gasper

Worth the risk to play Rob Gronkowski

FOXBOROUGH — That whoosh you heard at Gillette Stadium on Sunday wasn’t the winter wind or frozen fans rushing for the parking lots. It was a regional sigh of relief that tight end Rob Gronkowski made it through the season finale, a 28-0 win over the listless Miami Dolphins, with his left forearm and the Patriots’ Super Bowl dreams intact.

Gronk made a triumphant — albeit limited — return to action. He missed five games after he broke his forearm late in the 59-24 victory over the Colts on Nov. 18. On Sunday, he had two catches for 42 yards, including a 23-yard touchdown.

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