Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay says he’s 100 percent and ready for training camp in a couple of days. Will he be limited?
Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay suffered a significant wrist injury near the end of his stellar rookie season, and over seven months later, it appears he’s finally back to full health.
Lindsay was not wearing a wrist brace near the end of Broncos OTAs, a positive sign of progress, but will he be limited for training camp this week?
Of course, Lindsay is a competitor. If he had it his way, he would be out there even if he wasn’t 100 percent healthy, but my guess is, the coaching staff is not going to take many risks.
Lindsay will probably be limited the first couple days of camp, but don’t be surprised if he’s a full participant from the get-go.
It’s a good thing Lindsay proved he’s capable of being one of the best in the NFL at gaining yards before contact. He was often untouched into the second level of defense.
Lindsay also gained almost half of his yardage after initial contact, according to PFF, which means that defenses couldn’t touch him with his initial burst and it usually took a couple of tries for the linebackers and secondary players to get him down.
Not everyone got a clean shot on Lindsay like Kareem Jackson did.
Lindsay’s health is paramount for the Broncos this season, and it feels borderline pointless to even bring that up. If Lindsay is at full speed, which according to Madden is a 93, the Broncos’ offense is going to be so much more dynamic.
He brought a presence last year that won the Broncos games, and I don’t think it’s hyperbole to say that.
Lindsay is one of the Broncos’ biggest threats to score the football, and he can do that from anywhere on the field.
Hopefully, they play things safe heading into the preseason, but selfishly, I want to see him play right away.