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Mohamed Sanu allegedly better than before after surgery

Looks like the New England Patriots are getting a new and improved Mohamed Sanu this season.

ESPN’s Mike Reiss reported on Sanu’s optimistic journey towards a full recovery. After being bothered by a nagging ankle injury for most of last season, the New England wide receiver had surgery to fix the issue in the off season.

“I would tell you he’s probably faster, quicker, leaner and in better shape now than prior to the surgery,” said Hilton Alexander, former player turned trainer who is in his third offseason working with Sanu in Atlanta. “I would say he’s way ahead of any doctor’s knowledge or prediction where he would have been at this point. Way ahead of the curve.”

This is terrific news for a New England side that’s going to have to adjust to life without Tom Brady this season.

The Patriots traded a second round pick for Sanu last offseason with the hopes of him jump-starting their offense. They double-downed on their belief in the WR by opting not to draft a receiver in one of the deepest drafts in recent memory.

Bill Belichick definitely still believes that Sanu could regain the form that he once had during his years in Cincinnati and Atlanta.

“I know the fans didn’t get a chance to see 100% Mohamed Sanu. I promise you, that is a huge chip on his shoulder now,” Alexander added. “He is training like he has something to prove, like this is Year 1 in this league and he has to make his name known.”

Patriots fans are definitely holding out hope that these words ring true on the playing field as well.