Donald Driver wishes he had knee scopes years ago

If Donald Driver knew then what he knows now, he would have opted for knee surgeries long ago.

The Green Bay Packers wide receiver underwent arthroscopic surgery on both knees in January and has been limited throughout the voluntary offseason program as he rehabilitates. He’s not the only veteran member of the Packers returning from knee surgery. Cornerback Al Harris is detailing his return from a torn ACL for the National Football Post.

“I feel so good now,” Driver told Lori Nickel of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “The trainers said, ‘You look 25 again.’ I had the scope because I want to play until I’m 40. I wanted to extend my career another five years.

“I didn’t say anything about it because I didn’t think it was that big of a deal. I’m fine. I feel good now.”

Driver, who turned 35 in February, said that he had a trapped nerve in one knee and had “something removed from hear his left knee.” His right knee had become so inflexible prior to surgery that he couldn’t pull his ankle back to do stretches.

He indicated there is a good chance he will participate in minicamp, which the Packers will use to close the offseason program in two weeks. Driver has been a model of durability for the Packers over the last decade, missing just five games in 10 seasons. He’s played in all 16 games in five of the last seven seasons, and Driver was as productive as ever in 2009 when he made 70 receptions for 1,061 yards and six touchdowns.

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