Still recovering from March surgery to repair cartilage and ligament damage in his ankle, Haden isn't ready for the start of training camp and remains uncertain for the beginning of the season. Injuries limited him to just five games last year.
Most notably, Haden is officially out of the walking boot he wore for the better part of two months since undergoing ankle surgery in March. Although this promise from Haden himself is indeed encouraging, players are oftentimes prone to overestimating their own health. In entirety, Haden admitted: "I don't really know about training camp. That's the goal, try to get back, but I just know for sure that my whole thing is I'm not missing any games." At least Haden has time on his side. Training camp doesn't start until late July, and the inaugural tilt of the
Haden had surgery last Friday to repair damage to cartilage and ligaments in his left ankle. The Pro Bowl cornerback reportedly injured himself during an offseason workout, but initially sprained the same ankle during his final regular season appearance on Nov. 1. While the
Haden injured his ankle in Week 8 of the season, which prohibited him from only starting five games in 2015. He is expected to be ready in time for training camp as he looks to bounce back from a down year. He contributed 22 tackles in five games last season.
Joe Haden (concussion) said he has been cleared for 2016, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Haden suffered two concussions during the 2015 campaign, limiting him to just five appearances. He intends to resume his career in 2016, but another concussion or two could perhaps change his outlook, especially after he needed more than 10 weeks to recover from the latest incident. Prior to 2015, Haden didn't have any reported concussions during his NFL career.
|P1||8/12/16||@ GB||8:00 pm|
|P3||8/26/16||@ TB||8:00 pm|
|1||9/11/16||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|3||9/25/16||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|4||10/2/16||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|6||10/16/16||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|7||10/23/16||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|10||11/10/16||@ BAL||8:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 13|
|15||12/18/16||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ PIT||1:00 pm|
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