Monday, July 29, 2013

Jets' Santonio Holmes To Start Season On Sideline

The New York Jets placed wide receiver Santonio Holmes on the active-physically unable to perform list
Tuesday. Holmes is still recuperating from the foot injury that ended his season last year after just four games.
Holmes, 29, will be able to come off the PUP list after he has been cleared by the medical team and is considered a long shot to be active to start for the beginning of training camp. There is no timetable for his return to the game.
Holmes injured his left foot during the Jets' 34-0 loss to San Francisco in Week 4 and has since had two surgeries to repair the injury, including one in February to remove the screw in his foot. He has not been able to put full weight on his foot while working out on the gravity-assisted treadmill, which is not a good sign for the wide receiver. 
Holmes told reporters recently he was not sure he would be healthy enough to practice when the Jets started training camp last Friday in Cortland, NY. He is hopeful he will be healthy enough to play when the season begins.
"I don't have a target date," Holmes said at the uSTADIUM's Flags For Foundation flag football tournament on Roosevelt Island. "I don't want to do anything to jeopardize myself being ready for the season."
Recovery has been a difficult process for Holmes, who had to relearn how to walk after suffering the dreaded Lisfranc injury. Rehabilitation from this injury is lengthy. Since Holmes has not even started to run yet, it's tough to determine how far along in his recuperation he is. 
"It's just getting back into the swing of walking and running without any pain from having scar tissue build up around the injury," Holmes said. 
References: Sports Illustrated and New York Daily News 
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