Despite safety LaRon Landry being held out of practice yesterday for a re-aggravated hamstring, head coach Mike Shanahan did not rule him out for Sunday’s home opener against the Giants.
“You never know what’s going to happen,” Shanahan told the media after practice. “He was down a little bit with his setback, but hopefully he’ll be able to go tomorrow to have a chance to play. We’ll see how he feels.”
Not exactly a ringing endorsement, but the door remains open.
Shanahan also suggested that Landry will have input into his status because “every hamstring is different.”
“Those guys know their bodies better than anybody,” he said. “Sometimes guys come back quicker than they should. Only that player knows his body for sure. A lot of times, a guy will come back and he’s not full speed. He goes half-speed or three-quarters-speed and he works his way up. A lot of people do it in a lot of different ways.”
In situations like this where a player is coming back from a series of injuries, Shanahan said he usually airs on the side of getting the player healthy before getting the player back on the field.
“I tend to go more conservatively than try to get a guy back too quick–I don’t wanna lose somebody,” he said. “When you’re competitive, you want to come back quickly and you want to play. The main thing you want to do is keep a guy healthy.”
Check out the full video of Shanahan’s presser below below:
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