The worry was always whether Mikel Leshoure would regain his power, speed and agility after Achilles surgery?
Thus far, it looks like the power and agility are there, but not the speed. Coach Jim Schwartz believes getting that last gear back is the next step in the recovery process.
“I think any injured player coming back, like with Ryan Broyles — Broyles will be quicker and faster than he is right now. There’s a difference between being cleared to play and being 100 percent.
“This time of year nobody is a 100 percent but when you’re recovering from a season-ending injury, a long-term injury, there is some sort of come back from that. I think (Leshoure) has good speed and he’ll show that.”
Leshoure hasn’t timed himself in the 40-yard dash or anything like that, but he knows there’s still another level he needs to get to — speed-wise and in terms of his decision-making with the ball.
“I am still working on things mentally, but physically, I feel fine,” he said. ‘I need to work on stuff in the offseason to get better, but I feel good.”