After suffering a season-ending ankle injury suffered during Week 4 of the 2012 season, J.D. Walton has been rehabbing with his eye on being ready to reclaim his starting center position for the 2013 campaign.
That has meant that every day has been dedicated towards rehabilitation and the path back to health has not been an easy one.
“The injury is getting better every day,” Walton said at a KOA sponsor Q&A event held in the Broncos’ locker room at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in early June. “I’m at rehab every day. No vacations. Vacations are hanging out on the weekend, I guess. It’s getting better. Running on it, planting on it, starting to do drills with the O-line.”
Walton, who rated his injury at “eight-and-a-half or nine” with 10 being full health, was asked who is faster between him and his fellow fourth-year offensive lineman Zane Beadles.
“We have it on film that I’m faster, so that’s all that matters,” he replied.