Phillip Lindsay’s mindset is locked in for the start of Broncos training camp later this week.ADVERTISING
“I’m ready 100 percent,” Lindsay said Monday.
But the second-year running back also understands he’s not the final decision maker for how much he’ll participate as he recovers from a wrist fracture that required surgery last December. He was a limited participant throughout offseason workouts.
Lindsay hosted his first youth football camp Monday — a free event for first-through-eighth graders at the Evie Garrett Dennis Campus in Green Valley Ranch. He told reporters there is no rush to return if it means risking his future health.
“It comes down to what they feel is best for me,” Lindsay said. “It’s a long season, so I’d rather be able to go 16, 17, 18, 19 or 20 games than go one game. It depends on what coach (Vic) Fangio and all them feel like I should be doing right now.”
Lindsay combined for 1,278 yards rushing/receiving last season en route to the first Pro Bowl selection ever for an undrafted offensive rookie. Growth in Year 2 requires adjustment to new offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello’s zone-blocking scheme. Should the medical staff limit Lindsay’s training camp work, will he be ready when Denver opens the season Sept. 9 in Oakland?
“I’m going to be ready regardless,” Lindsay said. “That’s just the type of person I am. I’m ready to go out there and compete. I can’t tell y’all how many reps (in training camp). I’m not the coach. But if I get one rep, I’m going to make the best of it.”
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