Saturday, April 6, 2013
Hello again, Helu
By AJ Mass
Washington Redskins running back Roy Helu couldn't figure out what was wrong with him. He got hurt in last year's opener and thought it was just a case of "turf toe." He tried to play through the injury and simply couldn't, ending up on injured reserve before the first month of the season was through. Months later, things just weren't any better.
After multiple visits to doctors, Helu finally got an answer to why he wasn't making a full recovery. He had damaged some cartilage that hadn't been showing up on any X-rays. Relieved, Helu told CSN Washington that he had surgery on his toe in February to repair the elusive problem and expects to be ready to go - finally - come May.
"I’ve been recuperating from the runs really well the next day, so I've been able to run again," Helu said. "I was very encouraged about what it felt like to run again, and the condition I was in. So it’s looking like a good recovery so far."
Helu should give Robert Griffin III a nice third-down option out of the backfield, and he can even spell Alfred Morris when the back needs to take a few plays off to recharge his own batteries. Watch out NFC East! The Redskins are getting stronger and stronger.