We’ll find out after practice ends this afternoon just how much Javon Walker was able to do, but he was back in a practice jersey Wednesday for the first time since undergoing knee surgery on Oct. 19.
Walker’s last practice work came on Oct. 17, when he was limited in a Wednesday afternoon session prior to the win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. The wide receiver spent the following three weeks recuperating from the procedure on his right knee, and then did some light work prior to last week’s practice sessions, running some routes and catching passes in the warmup period before retreating to the sidelines in sweats.
While Walker was in uniform as practice began Wednesday, wide receiver/punt returner Glenn Martinez was not. The AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 11 stretched out with his teammates, but was consigned to sweats. The same held true for running back Selvin Young, who joined fellow runner Travis Henry on the sidelines.
“Both guys (Henry and Young) are still a little bit sore, so it’ll be day by day,” Head Coach Mike Shanahan said.
Young suffered a strained knee in Monday night’s win over the Tennessee Titans, an injury that thrust Andre Hall into the lineup and subsequently the spotlight after his 62-yard dash to what turned out to be the game-clinching score. An MRI examination on Young’s knee Tuesday revealed no further damage.
“(It’s) very similar to what happened with Louis Green in preseason,” Shanahan said. “The MRI was negative, but you do see a strain and it’s quite sore.”
More to come after practice.