Safety Jordan Poyer returned to practice on Saturday, August 27 for the first time since suffering an elbow injury during training camp on August 2. Poyer took part in his second-straight practice in a red non-contact jersey on Monday morning.
After rehabbing his injury on the sidelines and working his way back to returning to the field the last few weeks, Poyer said he feels good after his first two practices back with the team.
"It feels like it's been forever, but it finally felt good to be back on the field these last couple of days with the guys," Poyer said. "They've been working hard in training camp, and I've been working hard trying to get back on the field."
"Definitely good to get back early, and get my feet on the ground, playing football with the guys again, communicating with them again," Poyer added.
It was a scary feeling for the safety when the injury occurred in training camp as he wasn't sure what exactly the injury was. While he waited to get his MRI results back, Poyer was hopeful that he wouldn't be sidelined for too long.
"I was kind of nervous all the way up until then and just hoping that it wasn't too serious," Poyer said. "Just got the MRI results and saw that I was going to be able to recover from it, and that's what I was excited about."
Now that he's continuing to progress through the recovery process, Poyer is eager and ready to start the season. As long as there's no setback in that process, he expects to be out on the field with his teammates for the season opener on September 6 against the L.A. Rams at SoFi Stadium.
"I'll continue to work every single day to try to get to 100% for the first game," Poyer said. "Like I said, it felt good to be back out there these last couple of days with the guys again and running around playing football."
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