|08-22-2013, 01:44 PM||#1|
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Jets WR Santonio Holmes Medically Cleared, But Refuses To Practice
Santonio Holmes has been medically cleared by a foot specialist to begin football activities, according to a report by the New York Post, but Holmes refuses to practice.
Brian Costello reported that many people around the New York Jets believe Holmes is just trying to avoid training camp and is healthier than he's letting on, Holmes said Wednesday he can't run routes and still feels pain in his foot every morning.
"I can't pinpoint a day when it will feel better because every day has been the same up until this point," Holmes said. "I feel good some days. I don't the others. This pain won't go away."
The Jets have publicly said that Holmes has not been medically cleared. The team is likely to double down on that approach after Costello's report in order to minimize the drama around Holmes, but there's a real concern within the team, according to Costello, that this is only the beginning.
"There is a theory around the Jets that Holmes will suddenly pronounce himself ready to play when the regular season arrives in two weeks and training camp is through," Costello wrote. "Holmes also missed most of last year's training camp with what was listed as 'general body soreness' and then a rib injury.
"Others inside the Jets think Holmes could wait to see how the team starts the season before deciding when to play. If the team is losing, he may wait a while. If things are going well, he will join the party."
Last edited by Sweets; 08-22-2013 at 04:11 PM.
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