Bengals DB Leon Hall looking to recover same as he did in 2011

12/13/13 in NFL   |   IvanRogers   |   1352 respect

FanIQ | Sports Rumors, Gossip, Blogs, News & Discussion ForumsCincinnati Bengals defensive back Leon Hall is famous for the way he not only healed from his Achilles tear that occurred on November 13, 2011 against the Pittsburgh Steelers but for the way he bounced back stronger than ever from the injury. He surprised both the medical and coaching staff by making it back to the training camp on the very first day and of his seven years in the NFL, that year was the best that he had.
 
It has been two years since that incident and now he has sustained the same injury. Hall tore his right Achilles against the Detroit Lions and is now looking to re-enact the same recovery that he managed to pull off before. But repeating that feat is something harder than it looks. Way harder.
 
Hall was awarded the 2012 Ed Block Courage Award given to players for outstanding performance, inspiring characteristics and excelling gameplay. He said for now he was looking at the injury with the same mindset he had back during the old injury.
 
“My left is healed 100 percent, so I’m kind of looking at it basically with the same mindset I had on the first one,” Hall said.
 
“You don’t want to just compare them because it’s the same injury, but it may respond differently, you never know. It’s responded so far exactly how I’ve wanted it to and how the trainers have wanted it to, but it’s so early and you just never know.”
 
Hall had nine months last year to get ready for the training camp’s start as he was injured on November 13. This time he will have the advantage of three more weeks that that time as the injury has occurred on October 20.

Hall is looking forward to coming back on the field as soon as possible as he did previously when he managed to make it on the first day of training camp. He said that the injury would recover as it did previously and at the best the rehab would be predictable.

“Sometimes with this one you kind of go as the tendon allows you to go,” Hall said. “But for the most part, it’s going to be the same number of weeks I had in a case and the same amount of weeks in this boot and so on.”
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