Florham Park, N.J. — Jets WR Plaxico Burress has been having some trouble getting on the field consistantly during training camp. It’s been three years since he last played competitively and it seems to be obvious. Last week he felt a slight tweak in his left ankle and took a few days off. While doing drills on Tuesday his ankle became swollen once again and now the team is doing everything they can to keep him healthy.
“Those ankles, if you don’t get them healed, can be a problem throughout the year,” Ryan said. “We’re gonna make sure we get him back to near 100 percent and then get him out there.”
Burress missed the teams walk-through session this morning due to a “personal” matter that he had been excused by the team to take care of.
“It was not like he missed anything,” Ryan said.
Even though the ankle is still swollen, he is expected back for afternoon practice. Coach Ryan is expecting to get some drills out of him.
“We won’t put him out there if we think he’s at risk, as with any player,” Ryan said. “But I’d like to see him get out there. I’m expecting him to play some.”
The three million dollar man has been a little rusty out of the gate and with the team still calling the injury minor, the fans should have nothing to worry about. The team will keep an eye out for any slight swelling but they expect Burress to make a full recovery and start practicing with the team daily.
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