Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin has returned to the practice field during this week’s training camp sessions, after a long recovery from knee reconstructive surgery.
As reported by Jenna Laine, ESPN’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers‘ correspondent, Chris Godwin’s return to the practice field is an incredibly encouraging sign for his progress after a devastating knee injury suffered last year.
There has been a ton of speculation about Godwin’s return, and where he is at in terms of a timetable. While we still may not have that on as it pertains to he will be ready to suit up in a game, this still has to be seen as a huge step on his road to catching passes again for the Buccaneers.
It is still unknown if Godwin will be ready to go by week one. Honestly, though, the Bucs have an incredibly stacked group of receivers, so the hope should be that Godwin allows himself the time he needs to be fully recovered and not risk further injury down the road while the others pick up the slack. Having said that, having a player of his caliber back on the field will of course be huge for the team.
Godwin appeared to look good, running a few routes, catching a few passes, and participating in individual drills. His presence was not a full return, as he did not take part in full speed 11 on 11 reps. That’s a good thing too, it’s too early for that anyway. Still, it was a huge first step to having one of the best receivers in the game back and working towards full strength for this upcoming season.
Multiple members of Godwin’s family attended the practice as this was a big moment for him and they know how hard he has been working on getting back on the field.
The Pewter Plank wishes Godwin nothing but continued success as he continues his recovery, and we can’t wait to see him on the field this year, whenever that time comes.