Fowler: Green “Holding Out Hope” For Week One Return

It’s become impossible to predict Ladarius Green’s timetable to return or heck, what even the exact nature of his injury is.

Small update on him today courtesy of ESPN beat writer Jeremy Fowler.

So that’s where we’re at. Or he’s at. Hopeful but a “very slow” pace.

Green continues to deflect any hints of headaches stemming from concussions, something that has been widely reported by national and local media for the past couple weeks. In his most recent media interview before this, he gave essentially non-answers to the barrage of questions the media, and rightfully, understandably so.

Dave Bryan recapped it well in an appropriately named title that said, “it made my head hurt.” 

He continues to say his ankle needs to get stronger and Matthew Marczi wrote this morning Green has been using a resistance band to strengthen his ankle.

All the speculation has been just that but without any hint of Green returning to practice, even getting to put his pads on and do some light position work – something even Bud Dupree has done throughout camp – his return to a game is quite the unknown. And the odds of him suiting up against Washington get slimmer by the day.

If Green isn’t ready, the Steelers will have to decide whether to hold onto him as a weekly inactive until he is ready or place him on the Reserve/PUP list, which would keep him out for at least the first six weeks of the season.

Until then, expect more updates and pictures of Green in shorts and a T-Shirt. A spring look in summer, and potentially, fall football. Far from the ideal scenario.

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