Sources claim that the Cardinals star is planning a return to the field for the first round playoffs. This will be far ahead of his original Super Bowl return. He was officially designated by the team to resume practice on Friday. This is an important step. He must now be activated from the injured reserve within 21 day.
Watt underwent surgery in October to repair a torn labrum and rotator cuff. For these combined injuries, recovery can take up to six months. Watt expected to be back in February if the Cardinals play in the Super Bowl.
However, those who know Watt’s rehab say that Watt is now testing at a level where he would be able to play. He had an MRI done to confirm his incredible progress over the last few days.
Watt is doing defensive line drills already and feels capable of more. Watt has been pushing himself to the limit in his rehabilitation, knowing his body well and knowing how far he can go. This has enabled him to accelerate his rehabilitation to unimaginable levels.
This wasn’t the first time Watt has gone beyond his expectations when it comes to recovering from an injury. In 2019, After a torn pectoral , Watt was returned in 10 two weeks. This was in contrast to the expected four-month recovery period.
The Cardinals are set to finish the regular season Sunday. They do this knowing that they are in the playoffs, and Watt is poised to return.
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