Steve Anderson Getting Healthy

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Steve Anderson is one guy who played incredibly well during 2009. Anderson, then a junior, tore his ACL at the very end of the Air Force game and is now making strides toward his return. Anderson played so big last year I caught myself several times thinking that he was a senior. Varsity 845U has a good article on Anderson's recovery.

Anderson said he's on track to be ready for preseason practice in August. Anderson's rehab is a few weeks ahead of schedule.

"I just started jumping rope, some sled pulls and squats," Anderson said. "It's not swelling up afterwards. It's nice to do a whole workout again, have my balance back and actually feel like an athlete again."

Coach Rich Ellerson is taking a more cautious approach. Ellerson built up depth at middle linebacker during spring practice with freshman Nate Combs and junior Kingsley Ehie, a starting fullback last season, just in case Anderson's return is delayed.

Anderson's quotes came from a Black and Gold postgame interview done by Sal Interdonato which can be seen in video form here.

The Times Herald Record has another short video interview with Steve Erzinger putting up with Sal Interdonato.

It's great to see Anderson on the road back and hopefully he has the opportunity to get back into game shape sooner than later. We know about Anderson's ability, but after an injury like an ACL the player's conditioning is what has the biggest potential to limit his return. It sounds to me like he has the ability and the impetus to come back to form.



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