Bill center Eric Wood seems to be coming along well as he rehabs the town ACL on his right knee.
He told Buffalonews.com, “I feel great. I’m in great shape,”... “Obviously I haven’t tested it in any practice or anything, but a lot of that is just being cautious. We don’t want to do anything now that’ll set me back. The goal is to be back for the first game. I trust the guys in the training room to get me back to that.” Bills traning camp starts July 26th.
This is his second big injury to overcome (the first, a compound leg fracture in his rookie season) and says he has learned something from the first experience - how to be patient.
“It definitely prepared me for this time around and helped me be more patient,” he said. “I remember coming back from the leg break, I did do the minicamp for those three days just because I was dying to be back out there. This time around I’m more patient and realizing Sept. 9 [the season opener against the New York Jets] is what matters.”
“I’ve done full speed running and full speed drills on my own, so when I do get going, it won’t be like I’m out there working at 80 percent, hopefully I’ll be working at 100 percent,” he said. “Whether that’s every play with the ones [starters] or three out of four, I’m not sure. I’m just going to do what [the trainers] tell me because we’ve worked back from one major injury. We work well together so I’ll just keep listening to them.”
They also asked head coach Chan Gailey about Wood’s progress:
“Whether he can practice every day, it might be every other day to start with and then work him slowly in. But I expect him to be ready to go at camp,” the coach said.