Marcus Lattimore Ready for NFL
By Bo Marchionte
October 27th South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore hyperextended his right knee against Tennessee, causing injury to several ligaments. The stand out running back was projected to be the top back selected in the NFL Draft prior to the injury.
Lattimore was at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, AL with his agency Sports Trust Advisors getting interviews with NFL teams. "I'm running in the pool and doing squats," said Lattimore after the South practice. A crowd gathered around Lattimore that was bigger than any of the Senior Bowl players.
"Two weeks from now I'll be jogging on land," Lattimore said. Twice a day Lattimore is working out rehabbing his knee at the Andrews Institute and looks to be ready to play week one of the 2013 NFL season. In 2010, Lattimore took the SEC by storm rushing for 1,197 and 17 touchdowns his freshman season. Heisman talk began to creep it's way to South Carolina but back to back seasons with knee injuries robbed Lattimore of bigger accomplishments in college.
Lattimore was told by Dr. James Andrews that his recovery is nothing short of a miracle.
"I'll continue to go to work until I'm back to 100% and better than I was before." Lattimore said "It can be done, and I will do it. That's my goal, and I will do it," of being ready for week one in September in the National Football League.