Now the Jets safety and the man considered the "quarterback of the secondary" scooted around the Jets locker room on his own two feet on Wednesday.
"Everything is looking good," Leonhard said. "X-Rays looked good. Everything is on track."
This week is the first time that Leonhard, who moved yesterday with a slight limp, has walked around on his own two feet. The injury was suffered in a collision with a practice squad player, shelving Leonhard for the rest of the season. He voiced his frustration at not being able to help the team on the field for Sunday's AFC Championship Game but said he plans on going to the game to support his teammates.
"I'm ready to play now," Leonhard said. "I just don't think the team's trainers are ready for me to do that."
Leonhard remains uncertain about being available for offseason training and conditioning but he said his goal is to be back on the field for next season.