Last week when I posted what I thought the Eagles 53 man roster would look like right now, leaving Colt Anderson off of it sparked some debate about if he would make it and where he stood in terms of his health.
I assumed that Anderson would start the season on PUP due to his torn ACL, but after talking with him yesterday, I'm not so sure.
Anderson said that he is right on schedule with his rehab when it comes to hitting the dates he and Head Athletic Trainer Rick Burkholder set after his injury- things like running and making cuts. Anderson says he is "planning on being ready by the season", but wouldn't commit to saying he would be ready to practice when training camp starts in just under 3 weeks.
Obviously having Anderson back in Week 1 would be a huge boost to the Eagles special teams unit as he was the best player on that unit last year.
When the Eagles take the field in Cleveland in Week 1, it will have been 9 months since Anderson was injured in Seattle. ACL tears usually take around a year to heal, but if Anderson and Burkholder both feel he can be ready by Week 1, I wouldn't count it out. Last year, the Eagles put WR Steve Smith on the field in Week 1 when many thought he wouldn't be ready until Week 6 or 7, which speaks to the quality of training staff of the Eagles.
In addition to speaking about the injury, Anderson said that despite the special team unit's struggles last year, he did not notice any difference in coach Bobby April, and he is confident that the unit will turn it around this year.
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