Burress was examined in Charlotte, N.C. yesterday by foot and ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson, who confirmed that the eight-year veteran has a serious sprain to his right ankle. Barring a setback, Burress should be able to play in games, beginning with Sunday's night's showdown against the Philadelphia Eagles, but his practice appearances will be limited.
"There's no question, I will play," Burress said.
Despite the lack of preseason practice time, Burress is enjoying one of the best starts of his career. He has caught five touchdown passes, or just one less than he had in the opening three games in his first seven seasons combined. Burress is tied with Jeremy Shockey and Amani Toomer for the team-lead with 15 catches. He made two outstanding moves on his game-winning 33-yard catch-and-run last week in Washington.
As much as he's contributing on gameday, Burress said he still needs all the work he can get.
"It's really frustrating, because I really want to get out there and practice," he said. "That's what really makes me feel more comfortable going into the game on Sunday. I'm going into the games now a little more nervous and with a little bit more butterflies. But I think I've been playing long enough to go into a game understanding where I need to be."
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