It was the practice of the spring that Gifford Timothy was allowed to participate in all drills.
"It's going pretty good," he said, after Friday's practice. "I've been working through some rehab, getting my leg back to normal again. I've had my on and off days, for sure. Today was a good work day for us. We got pretty physical out there today."
Timothy had offseason surgery to repair the patella tendon that was aggravated in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl win over LSU.
"I had surgery a little while after the game, just to get it all cleaned up again," he said. "I've just been rehabbing since that…gradually working back into spring ball."
Timothy added: "Just cleaned it up a little bit, to make sure that my kneecap was tracked in the right way and everything."
It was the same the same knee that was injured during last camp last fall.
"In the Auburn game, a little scar tissue broke up. They didn't want to push it too much after that. I kind of broke it up during the game," Timothy said. "They just had me sit out the rest of the game."
He was excited about getting back to full speed during practice, but admitted there was some rust that needed to be knocked off.
"A little rusty, for sure, it always takes a little time to get the footwork back. I've got to definitely work on getting my leg strength back, too," Timothy said.
Last year's starter at right tackle, Timothy believes he adds plenty to the Tigers' offensive line, which returns a total of four starters.
"Personally, I think bring some good morale to the offensive line. My physical size and stature helps with passing blocking [and] helping Tajh [Boyd] with making it harder for ends to get around me," he said.
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