By Sheila Dwyer, Knee1 Staff
Denver Broncos running back Terrell Davis was out of practice Monday, August 5th, due to swelling in his right knee and tightness in his right hamstring.
Over the past two seasons, Davis played only nine games because of various injuries. On the first day of football training camp this season, he aggravated his hamstring injury. This past Saturday he was felled with a knee injury during the morning session.
Davis had reconstructive surgery on his right knee in 1999 and missed most of the next season’s games due to a stress reaction in his left leg.
“His hamstring is still a little bit tight,” coach Mike Shanahan said on Monday, “and he’s got a little bit of swelling in the knee, which isn’t uncommon for two-a-days. He’s sore, that’s why we kept him out. I think he’s just a little bit worn down.”
The 28-year-old Davis is downplaying the seriousness of his knee injury as well. “It’s just swelling,” he said Monday during a round of questioning. “Too much attention is given to this whole injury thing. Everybody gets beat up. I don’t see you guys surrounding everybody else that has nicks and bruises out here. It’s part of football.”
Davis, who rushed for 2,008 yards in 1998, was the NFL’s MVP that year.
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