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Redskins’ Landry aching to return from injury
LaRon Landry is so eager to return from his hamstring injury and resume his role in the Washington Redskins' secondary that even his teammates aren't safe.
"It's kind of hard going through walkthrough right now without the pads on," Landry said Wednesday morning. "I had to throw a shoulder in once or twice to get the feel back, but yeah, I'm definitely anxious and ready to go. We'll just see what it does."
Landry, a strong safety, is pining to play against the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night and end a nine-game absence that dates from last November. An ailing left Achilles' tendon cost him the last seven games of 2010 and all of training camp. Then he strained his hamstring running on Aug. 19 before the second preseason game.
He hasn't tested his hamstring at full-speed in more than two weeks, when he aggravated the strain. He plans to try again on Friday or Saturday.
"Each day has been progress, positive strides," he said. "I didn't have a hiccup, any negative movement, and I'm progressing on playing this Monday night."
All the missed game time has produced a combustible amount of eagerness. Landry seems ready to run through a wall. Just don't suggest he might need to restrain his excitement once he gets back into a game.
"Calm down? Don't calm me down," he said. "Let me go. Untame this beast, man."
Landry's teammates have noticed he — to put it mildly — is mentally ready to play.
"Just watching him in walkthrough today running around, everybody is walking through and jogging through and this kid's full speed," cornerback DeAngelo Hall said. "Lorenzo Alexander is one of the toughest guys I've been around, and he hit Zo one time, and Zo was like, 'Dude, calm down.' But I can't be mad though because I know that's him. That's LaRon. Full-speed."
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