Gannon doing better, continues rehab
Sophomore Jon Gannon, a hard hitting safety from Cleveland, OH, showed great promise last season as a redshirt freshman until injuring his hip while making the first start of his career. Gannon has been sidelined all spring recovering from the injury sustained last season and hopes be back back on the field come this fall. Gannon continues rehab and in recent days has been doing stretching and lunging exercises during practice and seems to be feeling much better these days.
Gannon spoke with ITV following Tuesday's practice about his injury and rehab.
ITV: How's the rehab going?
Gannon: Good. I'm kinda chomping at the bit to start doing normal things again. So rehab is going well. It's a long process but you take it a step at a time and try to be positive and just keep that thought in your mind to be back on that field August 31st.
ITV: What type of things are you doing in your rehab?
Gannon: Everything from flexibility to dexterity to strengthening. I mean you name it and we're doing it because my hip was basically pretty much depleted. But it's getting there.
ITV: You seem to be moving better the past week or so.
Gannon: Yeah I made a tremendous jump actually. You know through rehab, any kind of rehab, you're going to have peaks and valley's. But like I said, you just have to stay positive. I did these last two weeks, I kind of climbed the scale per say and started to come around a little bit better.
ITV: What's the toughest aspect of being injured?
Gannon: Watching those guys out there playing and not being out there and seeing them hit just gets your adreniline pumping and not being out there it just kind of turns in your stomach a little bit. But I'll be out there.