|08-06-2013, 09:44 PM||#1|
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Bills TE Scott Chandler Recovering Quickly From Knee Surgery
On the day new Bills coach Doug Marrone was getting ready to announce that he was bringing in Nate Hackett to coordinate his offense, and Mike Pettine to run the defense, Scott Chandler was laying on an operating table undergoing reconstructive knee surgery.
It was Jan. 9, and late that night when the Bills were informed that the procedure had gone well, Marrone surely must have figured that while the news was good, the starting tight end that he was inheriting probably wouldn’t be ready for the start of the 2013 season.
Modern medicine is truly an amazing thing.
“I always thought I could be ready for the first game, and if I could be ready for training camp I thought I would be better in the first game,” Chandler said recently. “That’s what I'm looking for — I want to be as good as I can when we play the Patriots.”
Not only was Chandler ready to go when the Bills reported to St. John Fisher College a little more than a week ago, he was taking reps during the team’s OTAs and minicamps in the spring.
“I was walking before most guys without the crutches,” said the 6-foot-7, 263-pound Chandler, who estimated it was only four or five days before he ditched the sticks. “I was limping pretty good, but I hate crutches. There’s not very many crutches that fit me, so it’s tough.”
Source: Democrat & Chronicle
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