Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Revis's trainer eying April for football-related work


Darrelle Revis's road back from a torn ACL that ended his 2012 season just a few weeks in has been a long one.

And there's still a lot of road left. But there's light ahead.

Revis's trainer, Will Sullivan, told the Newark Star-Ledger this week that he expects "to get the green light in April" to start working out Revis on the field. (photo: Marianne O'Leary, Flickr)

"The great thing is, there's been no setbacks, it's been a great surgery, he's doing the right things -- he hasn't done too much, he hasn't done too little," Sullivan said. "He's doing just enough to make sure he's cooperating with the doctor and physical therapist."

Sullivan noted that they'll have to be careful with the process of getting him back on the field, as Revis has a history of hamstring issues. Additionally, the ACL procedure was his first major surgery, so building and maintaining confidence in his knee as he trains will be critical.

"We're going to make sure when camp starts he's going to be in condition," Sullivan said.

Sullivan's colleague, Brett Fischer, has been spearheading Revis's rehab and will pass of the All Pro cornerback to Sullivan when he's ready for football workouts.

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