Al Harris holds up four fingers. That’s how far along he is in his rehab from major surgery on his left knee. The work is paying off, but the pain of his tortuous workouts gets no easier.
In Part 4 of Harris’ “Road to Recovery,” the Packers veteran cornerback continues rehabbing with his trainer, who works Harris’ leg to get more flexibility in his knee. At one point, Harris lies on his stomach on a training table, and both his legs are bent to show how they compare.
He’s getting closer, but it’s clear there is still considerable work to do. Harris can bend his left knee, but not with nearly as much flexibility as his right.
At an indoor facility at the Atlantic Rehabilitation Center in Miami, Harris is joined by several college prospects who are preparing for the NFL Combine in Indianapolis or their respective pro days. Harris, who is recording his video diary exclusively for the National Football Post, pulls aside Roren Thomas, a wide receiver from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo.
“There it is, another small school guy,” says Harris, who attended Texas A&M-Kingsville and has enjoyed a 12-year NFL career. “He’s from a small school, I’m from a small school. Be looking for this kid.”
Then you realize how similar they are. The rookie is starting out, Harris is starting over.
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