Posted on: May 28, 2011 10:22 am

Donnie Avery is running well again

Posted by Andy Benoit
D. Avery (US Presswire)
Good news for Rams fans: wide receiver Donnie Avery seems to have recovered well from last year’s major knee injury. According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Avery ran a 4.34 forty last week.

Avery tore his ACL in an August 26 preseason game. He says he is “a good 92-93 percent” recovered. For what it’s worth, Avery’s all-time personal best forty-yard-dash is 4.27.

The diminutive wideout has been rehabbing in his hometown of Houston. "Just trying to get back up to speed," he said. "Because you know with injuries like this, a lot of guys, they lose their quick-twitch muscles."

The Rams are banking heavily on the fourth-year pro. They drafted receivers Austin Pettis and Greg Salas in the middle rounds this past April, but neither possesses the downfield speed that Avery has. Josh McDaniels’ new system often features three, if not four, wideouts.

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