So if feels good to give you guys an update and not have to tag it with ‘rehab update’ being that I have been fully released and am no longer rehabbing.
Its been roughly 7 months since I tore my ACL in training camp. The road to being fully cleared has had its bumps but it hasnt been the worst injury that I’ve had, and my previous injuries definitely prepared me on how to deal with this one from a rehab standpoint. Luckily confidence hasn’t been an issue when dealing with my knee, and this is something that I have definitely learned from having previous injuries. I have been able to jump back into where I was at without hesitating or thinking about my knee. I learned how to do this from my ankle injury in college. I’m probably at about 90%.
Straight ahead I feel faster than I ever have but I still have work to do on my cutting stuff being that I have only been back at it for about 2 months. Overall I’m feeling fantastic. Since getting back to Pittsburgh and training the last 4 weeks I have dropped 12 pounds and am back at my playing weight of about 215. Typically I stay anywhere between the 215-220 mark but am feeling great at where I am now. My trainers have been doing a great job working with me and I’m blessed to be able to work with people that are passionate about their work on a daily basis. The season is getting close and I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity in front of me. Continue to pray for me because they are definitely felt!
Here is a video of some of the drills that I have been doing to get back into shape and get my explosiveness back in my cuts, as well as do football specific drills pertaining to my position.