Titus Young's hamstring: Tweaked or OK?
ALLEN PARK — After transcribing nearly every word that coach Jim Schwartz had to say after Monday’s practice, four words stood out.
“I think he’s OK.”
That was in reference to WR Titus Young who didn’t complete practice. It was his second day back after sitting out most of the first three weeks of camp with a hamstring injury.
He was taken out before team drills and on the field a trainer re-wrapped his left leg. He appeared to be walking with a limp afterward. If he did tweak the hamstring, it is certainly not good news.
It was the first thing Schwartz was asked about and he said after a late afternoon practice on Sunday, then an early-morning practice on Monday, Young was held to 34 reps. He went through 24 on Sunday.
“I think he’s OK. Again we’re doing a little more each day. Hopefully we can pass the point of counting his reps and puling him out. Right now it’s the smartest way to do it,’’ Schwartz said.
Schwartz is consistent with erring on the side of caution when it comes to bringing back players who have been injured. Jeff Backus probably could have been back sooner, but why risk it.
Don’t have my medical degree, can’t read minds. But it just seems Schwartz would have been more definitive if Titus Young really was OK. Or maybe it was too soon to tell.
We’ll see on Tuesday. Practice starts at 9:15 a.m. and so do my Twitter updates.
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