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Jets WR Santonio Holmes Has No Timetable For His Return
Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes acknowledged Wednesday he has no timetable for when he might return to the field as he recovers from a serious foot injury that sidelined him most of last season.
''I never had one from the start,'' Holmes said of a target date. ''Coming off of injury, the first time, just letting the foot heal up and see where we can go from there.''
Holmes recently told reporters he hadn't even begun to run, but video from a fan in the stands at SUNY Cortland surfaced later that day with the receiver running at three-quarters speed on the sideline. There appeared to be more cause for optimism last Saturday night, when Holmes was running at full speed and caught a few passes from Geno Smith in warmups before the team's preseason game against Jacksonville.
''I probably ran two routes, which were the two passes that I caught from Geno on the deep-side, but everything else was walk, catch the ball on the sideline,'' he said. ''It wasn't really full-go. It wasn't planting and cutting the way I would like to, so at this point it's only making strides forward.''
Holmes added that his foot feels good on some days, but still bothers him on others.
''This pain won't go away,'' he said.
That doesn't sound like a guy who will be ready to play in the regular-season opener against Tampa Bay in a few weeks.
Source: Associated Press
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