Al Harris update

Posted by Mike Spofford on October 4, 2010 – 6:16 pm

With the season-ending injury to Morgan Burnett, fellow safety Atari Bigby can’t get off the PUP list soon enough.

Like Bigby, cornerback Al Harris also is scheduled to come off the PUP list after the Week 6 game vs. Miami. But Harris, who reaffirmed that his rehabilitation is going well, wouldn’t say for sure when he’d be back on the field or ready to play in a game.

“I feel good, I feel good,” said Harris, who spoke to reporters in the locker room on Monday. “Personally I feel awesome. But like I said, it’s a process, and I wouldn’t be doing the training staff, the organization and me any justice by saying, ‘I just have to do this’ or ‘I’m ready right now’ or whatever. I just have to go through the process.”

Harris sustained a season-ending and potentially career-threatening knee injury last season in Week 11 vs. San Francisco. He watched Sunday’s game vs. Detroit from the sidelines at Lambeau Field.

With all of the team’s PUP players – rookie running back James Starks is also on the list – once they’re eligible to practice following the Miami game, there is a three-week window in which the team can evaluate them and place them on the active roster.

Harris admitted to being eager to return to the field, but he reiterated that he’s not going to rush things and take any unnecessary risks.

“You have to trust the training staff, trust God and just believe in what you believe in,” he said. “If it’s two weeks, three weeks, four weeks, five weeks, however it goes, whenever I get out there, that’s when I’m supposed to be out there.”


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