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Avery Back in Action

Posted by nickwagoner on August 18, 2011 – 12:31 AM

– The Rams just finished up Wednesday night’s practice and got some more good health news as a handful of players returned to the practice field.

– Headlining the list is WR Donnie Avery. Avery has been nursing a sore knee, something that is normal for a player coming off ACL surgery. But he returned and looked good on Wednesday night, doing quite a bit of work and standing out by making a few catches in team drills.

– Avery says he feels everything was precautionary and he’s excited to get back on the field and get his feet wet, possibly as soon as Saturday night against Tennessee. It’s been almost a year since he played in a game.

– Fellow WR Mike Sims-Walker also returned though on a much more limited basis. He did some work in individuals but not much of anything in team drills. He’s still nursing a groin injury but the progress is a positive since coach Steve Spagnuolo said he’d likely be out all week.

– LT Rodger Saffold and LG Jacob Bell also returned to the practice field and took the bulk of the reps in their familiar spots.

– RB Steven Jackson did not practice again as he continues to recover from what he calls hip soreness. Jackson is fine and says the team is just taking a cautious approach.

– Jackson also said he wants to play Saturday night against the Titans and he’s hoping to get more than just a few reps so he can get acclimated to the offense. According to Jackson, he’d like to play “as long as the 1’s (first team offense) play.”


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2 Responses to “Avery Back in Action”

  1. By dan4rams on Aug 19, 2011 | Reply

    Let’s hope, the RAM’s higher a few stretching coaches and message experts. To keep the players injury bug at bay. It seems every valuable player on the team gets banged to the point, they end up missing a lot of productive practice/playing time. It is crucial for these players to stay healthy and well in shape. As we saw from last year.

  2. By ed tupuola on Aug 19, 2011 | Reply

    Im excited about the up and comeing season. The Rams are ready to turn some heads including the Media. Lets go Rams the hell what all these people say.

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