LaRon Landry on mend following wrist surgery
It was a strained Achilles tendon that forced LaRon Landry to miss the final seven games of the season, but the Washington Redskins safety is now recovering from surgery on his dislocated left wrist.
Landry suffered the injury in Week 2 but played through the pain before the Achilles issue flared up. He had surgery Feb. 4, according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post, and is on the mend. Two screws were inserted into the wrist and torn ligaments were repaired. He is expected to be in a cast for another three to five weeks.
His Achilles is feeling better too as he receives Platelet Rich Plasma treatments.
"I haven't started running," Landry told Jones. "But I'm back to doing everything with my legs: squats and everything like that. I'm working out just like I used to other than my left side. I obviously can't grab a dumbbell with that side, but I'm doing single-arm bench presses."
Landry is headed toward the final year of his rookie contract, so big things will be expected of him. He knows what he needs to accomplish to pull down a big contract.
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