Brown's goal: Be ready for training camp
Battling back from a season-ending injury is nothing new for Ronnie Brown.
In 2007, Brown tore the ACL in his right knee in Week 7 against the New England Patriots. Ten months later, he was back in training camp preparing for a 2008 campaign that saw him average 4.3 yards per carry and score 10 rushing touchdowns while splitting carries with Ricky Williams.
Now, Brown is trying to make another comeback.
The five-year veteran out of Auburn underwent surgery in November to repair a Lisfranc fracture in his right foot and is currently working towards getting his body back to 100% for the start of the 2010 season.
"I know I want to be in training camp," Brown recently told Mike Berardino of the South Florida Sun Sentinel. "I think that's a goal that's very, very attainable."
The former Auburn Tiger was on a roll last season, averaging 4.4 yards per carry and scoring eight touchdowns in nine games before injuring his foot November 15 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Despite missing 16 games over the past three seasons, Brown isn’t letting a history of injuries get in the way of a solid 2010 season.
"They say once you heal up, everything is fine. You don't want to push it too hard, but at the same time you want to push it enough to make sure you're doing everything that will make it heal up,” Brown told Berardino.
Let’s hope the original wildcat running back is ready to go for 2010.
It will make those showdowns with the Jets that much better.
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