When star South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore suffered the second major knee injury of his college career back in late-October, many wondered if the popular player would ever return to the game. From the horrifying looksof the injury, it wasn’t too far-fetched for people to wonder if he would ever walk the same again… much less play football.
But as an observer at this week’s Senior Bowl practices, the ex-Gamecock said yesterday that he would be back. All the way back:
“I’m going to continue to go to work until I’m back at 100% and better than I was. That’s my goal and it is realistic…
If you don’t do your rehab, if you keep asking yourself ‘why me?’ your knee reacts to that. You have to stay positive or you’re not going to come back…
I know it can be done. It can be done and I will do it.”
Lattimore also said he’s “way ahead of schedule” in that rehab work.
Had he been able to avoid injuries during his three-year career, Lattimore quite possibly could have etched his name alongside SEC greats like Herschel Walker and Bo Jackson. Here’s hoping we see him reach his full potential in the NFL.