Former Super Bowl hero Santonio Holmes has been cleared to practice.
According to Brian Costello of the New York Post, Dr. Robert Anderson, the doctor who operated on Holmes, has given him the go ahead to return to practice.
Despite the positive report, Holmes still isn’t practicing.
“I can’t pinpoint a day when it will feel better because every day has been the same up until this point,”Holmes said. I feel good some days. I don’t the others. This pain won’t go away. It’s something I can’t predict because I have to get up and I have to run. I have to cut. I have to put pressure on it and apply as much pressure as I can to run routes and to feel comfortable.”
According to Costello, some in the Jets organization are beginning to question Holmes’ injury, wondering if he is just trying to skip training camp and the rigorous practices that come with it. It has been over 11 months since Holmes’ Lisfanc injury.
Due to the injury, Holmes was limited to just four games last year, catching 20 passes for 272 yards and a touchdown. Over the course of his seven year career, the 29-year old Holmes has 358 receptions for 5,507 yards and 35 touchdowns.