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Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay ‘very close’ to getting back healthy

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Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay is “very close” to returning to peak form.

Lindsay made the revelation to ESPN’s Jeff Legwold on June 20.

I feel like I’m very close. I’m going to come down to the head coach and our training staff to make the decisions. I trust them.

For me, I’m going to be ready when it’s time. That’s it. When they say it’s time to go, they say I’m going today, I’ll be ready…it’s a long process, but it’s worth it.

You can’t go out there half-injured, half-healthy. You’re going against these grown men and it’s your livelihood. You have to be okay.

Lindsay sustained a wrist injury in a Christmas Eve game against the Oakland Raiders last season. He underwent surgery to repair ligament damage, per ESPN.

Legwold says the Broncos haven’t limited Lindsay’s carries during offseason training so far. For Denver offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello, the sky’s the limit for Lindsay.

He’s just one of the more dynamic players in the league. I’m excited to get to work him and the great part is that we kind of know the people around us and what they’re capable of.

He’s a guy that we know is capable of a lot, but again, we’re going to want him to do the things he can do best.

Scangarello’s assessment is spot on. Lindsay ran for 1,037 yards, and nine touchdowns on 192 carries last season. Not only that, but he made the Pro Bowl during his rookie year. This is one player who’s just scratching the surface of his potential. He can help turn things around for the Broncos in the 2019 NFL season.