Brandon Graham optimistic in rehab from torn ACL

Brandon Graham remains upbeat about the type of impact he can have for the Philadelphia Eagles in his second season even though the first-round draft pick from 2010 suffered a torn ACL in his right knee on Dec. 12.

In the midst of the NFL lockout, Graham rehabilitates five days a week in Los Angeles, waiting for the opportunity to take advantage of the trainers the Eagles have. Because the injury was so late in the season it remains to be seen how much Graham will be able to do in 2010. The defensive end was drafted as a pass rusher and if he loses some of his explosiveness, that’s going to be problematic.

I'm excited to see how I come back from this, but I know I'm going to come back good,” Graham said, according to Jonathan Tamari of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Graham’s right hamstring has regained strength and now he’s trying to build up the quad muscle before he can begin running full speed. It’s a process but he’s attacking it with vigor. He’s admitted he probably will not be ready for the start of the regular season and it’s good Graham is being realistic.

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