Although he won't be seeing any playing time this Friday night against Houston, Broncos second-year linebacker Jashon Sykes appears to be one step closer to returning to full time duty.
Sykes, who suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee during the Broncos first preseason game against Washington, returned to the practice field of Dove Valley Monday, albeit in a limited role.
"While I was gone all I did was rehab work and spent time in the pool and on the bicycle," Sykes told reporters. "When you hurt a knee, everything else on the leg gets weak so you work to get the leg strong."
While Sykes continues to work on strengthening the leg he will be required to wear a heavy brace, which will limit movement of the knee, until doctors and team officials feel the injury is fully healed.
"That's why I'm out here on the field," Sykes said. "I'm out here trying to knock off the rust and get used to playing with the brace."
If Sykes has his way, his return to action will be set for the teams' final preseason game, Aug. 2nd against the Arizona Cardinals.
"In my mind I have to play next week, (against Arizona)." Regardless, I am going to play next week."
Jashon Sykes - One step closer
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