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Al Harris: The road to recovery Part I

The Packers cornerback is keeping a video journal of his rehab progress for the readers of the NFP. National Football Post

Print This February 10, 2010, 01:15 PM EST
Al Harris: The road to recovery Part I

In November, Green Bay Packers cornerback Al Harris suffered a devastating injury to his left knee that ended his season. A few days later, he vowed to come back within six months.

Now, the process has begun.

Harris is working out daily at the Atlantic Rehabilitation Center in Miami and will record videos for readers of the National Football Post to follow his rehab and road to recovery.

“I pretty much tore up the lateral side of my knee,” Harris says. “I’m here right now documenting this thing so you out there can know what we have to go through to get back on the field.”

It won’t be easy. Harris, who underwent surgery on his knee six weeks ago, must endure a series of tortuous stretches and training exercises by a team of rehab specialists who hope to prepare him for his 13th NFL season. He has promised not only to play next season but says he intends to play three or four more years.

Watch the video to see highlights of Harris’ workout. You’ll find out what the word “towel” means in his rehab.

And join Al over the next several weeks on his journey back to the field as he challenges extreme odds toward making a full recovery.

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