Thursday, September 26, 2013

Lions Patrick Edwards Nursing High Ankle Sprain

Detroits Lions wide receiver Patrick Edwards returned to practice yesterday, after missing all of last week. 
Edwards sustained an ankle injury in the opening minutes of the Lions' Week 2 loss against the Arizona Cardinals. 
Wednesday Edwards confirmed that his injury is a high ankle sprain.
"The high ankles take longer to heal and it's really slow," Edwards said. "As far as range of motion in my lower foot and lower ankle, its good. The high ankle is some kind of membrane, so it takes (time) to heal."
The training staff has let Edwards know he is ahead of schedule with his recovery. The wide receiver has been good about his treatments and hopes to play Sunday against the Chicago Bears.
"I mean, I'm always confident I can play, but high ankles are the worst. We'll see how I feel Sunday," Edwards said. 
Edwards participated in individual trials on Wednesday, but was a limited participant. He says his speed line isn't a problem, but he's having pain when he goes to cut. 
"I was feeling good on the ladders, but as far as cutting, it was a little ginger on it," he said. "I feel like I'm on track to come back. I'm trying to come back as fast as I can."
Fellow Lions player Nate Burleson is sidelined with a broken forearm and Edwards feels the pressure to return to the field. 
"They're looking for contributions and us to make some plays in the passing game," Edwards said. "I'm really anxious to get back to make some plays."
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1 comment:

  1. I will say Edwards a very best of luck and I hope he will recover from this injury very soon and soon we will be looking Edwards back in action :)