Big news everybody — I moved out of the rookie hotel and into my own place.
I actually just got moved in this weekend. I’m sure you all know how tough moving is with two arms, so you can imagine that it’s been a pain, but it’s coming together. It gets confusing and irritating sometimes having to move stuff around with one arm, but my brother Chris just moved out here with me about five days ago, so he’s been able to help me out a lot. I really appreciate his help.
We made the decision a while ago that Chris would move here — he’s going to get back into college out here next semester. So it’s just nice especially now that the injury happened that he’s been able to help me a lot with traveling back and forth and getting stuff done around the house.
I haven’t had much time to do anything like go see movies or even watch the Olympics, I’ve been so focused on just trying to get the apartment together. It’s a whole bunch of little things, just moving couches, TVs, pots and pans, bathroom stuff — it’s a lot going on.
And I’ve definitely been moving couches with just one arm. I’m He-man. I’m Hercules in here … nah, I’m just kidding, we got movers to do all that, so that’s worked out really well.
I’ve pretty much just been slowly getting back into the flow of things this week. I haven’t started any rehab stuff yet, but I’ve been going to meetings with the team and the running backs. I’m staying on top of my playbook, and next week I’ll probably be out at practice for a little bit, seeing things visually instead of just hearing them and watching them on video.
It’s all coming along well. Time heals and patience heals — I’ve just got to stay focused. I’m excited because I’ll be able to go to my first game on Friday. I want to be on the sideline with my teammates, but I haven’t really figured that out yet, whether I’ll be in a seat or not. Like I always say, my medicine is football. It keeps me sane and keeps me calmed down and not getting mad for not being able to play. I just stay around the guys and joke around with them and it reminds me that I’m still a part of the team.
I have a doctor’s appointment today, just a routine checkup to make sure everything went fine in the surgery. I’ve been keeping on the brace all the time — it keeps my elbow bent at a 90-degree angle.
The positive I take from all this is that I won’t hit that rookie wall. When I’m back I’ll be able to come in fresh and help out the team and hopefully do big things, make big plays and have a lot of fun.
I’ll keep you all updated on how things are going as the weeks go by, but if you have any questions for me just let me know and I’m happy to answer some of those as well. What do you all want to know about?
All right, until next week.