Sept 30, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes (10) lies on the field after being injured during the second half at MetLife Stadium. The 49ers defeated the Jets 34-0. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Santonio Holmes: No Timetable On Return


The New York Jets are waiting for top wide receiver Santonio Holmes to return to action, unfortunately there isn’t a target date set yet. He had surgery to repair a severe Lisfranc fracture in his foot.

“I don’t have a target date,” Holmes said at a flag football tournament in New York, according to the New York Daily News. “I don’t want to do anything to jeopardize myself being ready for the season.”

Holmes has been running, just on a non-weight bearing treadmill at least 3 times a week. It’s a start, not where Holmes would like to be. He hasn’t really done any football related activities.

“It’s just getting back into the swing of walking and running without any pains from having scar tissue build up around the injury,” said Holmes, who is an obvious candidate to begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list. “It’s really difficult to learn how to walk again. To do so much balance work, you don’t realize what you have until it’s gone. To lose a ligament and have separation in your joints, have screws placed in.”

He is smart though to not give himself the added pressure of a hard return date. That gives him the luxury to come back when he’s ready as opposed to when he said he’d return.

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