Originally posted by glorydayz:
I mean without all of the off season workouts and OTA's, players like Gore and Phillips will be at %100 by the time the season starts. This also is a blessing for some of the older players, this is thier first offseason rest in years!
I don't think it is a blessing cause they are not rehabbing with a trainer to monitor their progress. When you are injured you want to excercise the injured area is healed and once the doctor gives you the green light. You don't want atrophy in your legs.
I'm not a pro athlete so it took me a little over a year to get back from a torn acl/partial torn mcl and damaged maniscus. The leg atrophied and looked skinny compared to the othe, had to learn first to bend the knee, then lift and strengthed the knee to where I could then build it back up, then learning to run and cut and get past the mental part that the knee won't give.