Green Bay Packers cornerback Al Harris is continuing to rehabilitate his left knee after reconstructive surgery. You can take a look at his work in the video below, which is part two of a continuing series (part one) being produced by the National Football Post.
Harris reiterates something he said after he got injured in late November. Although Harris’ type of injury – a torn ACL – typically takes between eight and 10 months recovery time, Harris is trying to speed the process up to six. That means he’s about halfway through the process and if his timetable is correct, he’ll be ready for football activity by June, well ahead of training camp.
Harris is training five times a week and as you’ll see in the video, he’s doing some running. What he isn’t doing, is cutting. The true test of Harris’ reconstructed knee will come at a later date when he’s fully able to make all of the moves a cornerback needs to make.
AL Harris also tore his MCL and IT band. Basically his whole knee structure was fucked.
From someone who has had knee surgery (albeit a much less traumatic one) 6 months is an unbelievably fast return to professional sports.