"The one thing I said before, there are certain obstacles," Lauvao said when asked how difficult the recovery process was. "In the midst of that, those things make you stronger. You might get broken, but you put yourself back together. The staff has been phenomenal. It means a lot, and I'm just glad to be out there. I think for the first time, it's hard to play this game pain free. But I feel good. They threw me into the fire. Sink or swim."
"I feel good, just following what the team tells me," Lauvao said. "Any time it comes to injury in this business, you want to err on the side of caution. I'm out here working, making sure I'm taking care of everything. I'm eager man, I'm hungry. It was frustrating to watch last season."