Doctors medically clear Darrelle Revis for training camp

7/24/13 in NFL   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

Blog Photo - Doctors medically clear Darrelle Revis for training campSince Adrian Peterson's freakish recovery from a blown out knee a year ago, it seems like people are beginning to underestimate just how serious a torn ACL can be. Not everyone is like Peterson, who just may be composed of iron crafted by Vulcan himself. Coming back from a torn ACL requires an extreme amount of hard work, along with well-done surgery and a quick-healing body.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis tore his ACL way back in Week 2 of the 2012 season, so he has much more time to be ready for Week 1 than Peterson did, as he suffered his knee injury in Week 16. Even so, Revis was no lock to be at full strength by the season opener, but it now appears nearly definite that he will be on the field when the Buccaneers take on Revis' old team - the New York Jets - on September 8.

The Buccaneers' medical staff cleared Revis Tuesday to participate in training camp, which veterans will report to on Wednesday. Revis was expected by many to be cleared during training camp, not before, so the news is certainly great for the Buccaneers.

Most veterans will go through a conditioning test on Wednesday, but Revis will sit it out. Although he has been cleared to participate in camp, he has not had ample time to train and get himself in shape. What the Buccaneers do with Revis will most likely be what the Redskins plan to do with Robert Griffin III - ease him in slowly to prevent any setbacks, initially limiting his participation to 7-on-7 drills.

Both head coach Greg Schiano and general manager Mark Dominik have been saying for weeks that Revis will be ready for Week 1, and it appears that they have been telling the truth - it would be a surprise if Revis was not on the field September 8th.
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