New Philadelphia Eagle DeMeco Ryans battled back from an Achilles injury of his own and said it took him about a year to feel fully like himself again. Derek Gunn asked him yesterday if it's possible that Ryan Howard could get his Achilles fully healthy after just eight months of recovery time.
"It's possible with the proper training and the proper rehab, I think it's possible," Ryans said. "Eight months and he can be ready to go."
"Possible" sounds better than "not possible," but it still doesn't sound very encouraging in my opinion. The reason it took Ryans a couple of extra months was because it happened to occur during the NFL lockout which meant he couldn't seek the help of team trainers, etc. Howard has plenty of people looking out for him. [video below]