Great news surfaced today about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ newly acquired All-Pro cornerback, as NFL.com and the NFL Network reported that Darrelle Revis is confident he’ll back to his old self once he returns to the field this season, despite rehabbing from an ACL injury suffered last season.
The NFL Network has been documenting Revis’ return from injury, and reported that he’s cutting, changing direction, and on track to get back on the field once he rehab is complete. Revis himself said “I’ll be fine,” when he gets back onto the field, something he seemed hesitant to say when he was first acquired, but instead insisted his focus was just on healing completely and neglecting to commit to any thoughts on his progress.
But the Buccaneers have not been shy about letting the media know how Revis is progressing. Ever since the days leading up to the trade, when it was reported the Bucs leadership met to evaluate the images and reports on Revis’ health, the Bucs have been confident that their investment is in good condition, or at least he will be once he is fully rehabilitated. Todd Toriscelli, the head of sports medicine for the Bucs, told the NFL Network that Revis is on track to “train to play football” in July, and be ready for the preseason and regular season.
Stephen Holder of the Tampa Bay Times also chimed in, reporting that Revis was on the field today with trainers and medical staff, doing very calculated drills to work himself back to full use of his knee. These are all encouraging signs, and it proves the Bucs’ medical staff has done its homework, which will hopefully pay off on the field this fall and winter.