Written by Matthew Cannata | Twitter: @PhinManiacs
Halfway through the 2013 season, Brandon Gibson suffered a season ending knee injury. Some thought at the time that it could be career ending as torn patellar tendons sometimes are. However, just ten months after sustaining the freak injury, he is back and looking strong. However, he indicates that he’s not yet quite at the finish line.
“It’s hard to really say [if I’m at full speed]. We’ll see how I get moving the next couple of months. But for me, I’m out there and I’m able to do what I can do. “We’ll see when the season’s over how I make out,” Gibson told the Miami Herald. “My thing is to make sure I’m on the field as much as possible and be there for my team.”
Joe Philbin and Mike Wallace are excited to get him back on the field, especially since he was beginning to really flash when he suffered his injury.
“Any time you get to line up and run out and play this game, a game you love, it’s special,” Philbin said. “I imagine for him, it has to be a great feeling to get back on the field again.”
Added Mike Wallace: “I think that was part where Gib was just starting to turn it up, when he did get hurt. I’m excited to see him pick up where he left off and hopefully he can do that starting this week coming up.”
“I’m pretty confident,” Gibson added. “My thing is, once I get on the field, the rest takes care of itself. I can play football with the best of them. That’s why I’m here.”