DeShaun Foster was back in the running mix in the Panthers last pre-season game with two carries for three yards, and one catch for six yards. Foster now has passed another milestone in his comeback from knee surgery.
Foster has the green light for full speed ahead when the Panthers open the
regular season next Sunday at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
felt pretty good, I did as much as I wanted to. I just wanted to make it out of
the game healthy, and let them know that I can still play ball - which I did. My
injury's in the past now," said Foster.
has practiced regularly throughout the preseason but was held out of the
Panthers' first three preseason games as a precautionary measure.
a pretty confident person, so I've tried to stay confident all along. That's the
only way you're going to get through an injury like that. Knowing that other
people have confidence in me has helped, and now to go out there and get tackled
and thrown to the ground, and to be able to get back up from it, that helps even
more," said Foster. "I didn't get a direct hit on it, but I banged it pretty
hard on a couple plays, so I know it can hold up."
Panthers are looking for Foster to be a back up to Stephen Davis, and give them
a change of pace back with some break away speed.
"It has been great to be behind a guy like Stephen because just in the short time he has been hear I have learned a lot," said Foster. "I plan to learn more during the season and hopeful help this team reach the playoffs this season."