Sep 7, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton (13) is tackled by Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris (25) during the first half at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
Chris Harris, Jr. saw his first action since an ACL tear on January 12th sidelined him for the AFC Championship game and the Super Bowl. We have seen miraculous returns to football after ACL tears (Adrian Peterson comes to mind) but they are few and far between, Harris is looking to follow Peterson’s lead. He showed why he was missed at the Meadowlands on February 2nd. He covered the Colts best receiver, T.Y. Hilton (no relation to Paris) and held him to 5 catches for 41 yards with a 9 yard catch as his longest. So how did feel about his first game back?
"“After I made the first tackle, I was like, ‘Okay, I’m good,'” Harris said, smiling. “It was just so fun, to go out there and play.”"
Harris was understandably not on the field for the final Colts drive for what was described as “fatigue”. He knows that the football fitness will come.
"“I felt like I did enough for the first game, and then I’ll just continue to get in better shape each week. (It’s) just kind of something that I understood going in.” “I feel good,” Harris said. “I’m just going to continue to get better and get in shape. That’s all it is, man. You can’t get in shape unless you play. “Next week against the Chiefs, I should be good. I’ve got to finish that game”"