Rocky Savaiigaea returned to team drills!

About his first practice since last fall due to his left tricep injury, Rocky said:
“For the first day, it feels good.” (HA)

“It felt good to get out there and run. I haven’t run after a quarterback in a while.” (HSB)

HA Note: “In the first week of the 2008 training camp, Savaiigaea suffered a tear to his left triceps. He tried to heal through aggressive rehabilitation. But he aggravated the injury, and then underwent surgery. The surgeon drilled two holes into a bone. The tendons were attached, then looped through the bone for added support.”

About his surgery, Rocky said:
“That gave it stability.” (HA)

HA Note: “Savaiigaea was cleared to participate in most of the offseason workouts. During spring training, he competed in position drills, but not the full-contact team drills.”

About how he has been having “a lot of pain lately,” but he was told that was normal, Rocky said:
“‘It’s a lot of scar tissue breaking off. That’s why it’s a little sore here and there. You have to push through it.” (HA)

HA Note: “Yesterday, he competed as a left tackle in the base scheme (4-3 alignment) and nose tackle in the Okie defense (3-3-5).”

About how he prefers the left side, where his right hand is planted, Rocky said:
“I can play heavy with my right arm. I’ve always been a left-side tackle. That’s my comfort zone.” (HA)

About practicing yesterday, Rocky said:
“It feels good to get out there and run around. I haven’t really run around like that in the spring.” (HA)

About how he’s sitting out the inside running periods where DTs often have to take on double teams, Rocky said:
“Coach (Greg McMackin) said there’s no reason to get hurt and start from scratch again. Just do what you can and come fall that’s when you want to be 100 percent.” (HSB)

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