- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 2, 2018

ASHBURN — Chris Thompson said Tuesday he will “for sure” be ready for training camp after breaking his right fibula against the New Orleans Saints in November.

The team’s top back, still on crutches, on Tuesday received the Redskins’ Good Guy media award, given annually to a player who best helps reporters do their jobs.

Thompson had surgery in December and said recovery would be 4-6 months.

“That can be anywhere from OTAs to camp, but for sure, I’ll be ready for camp and preseason and everything,” Thompson said.

Thompson needed to be carted off during the third quarter of the Redskins’ loss Nov. 19 to the New Orleans Saints. He suffered the injury when he was rolled up on by New Orleans defensive lineman Sheldon Rankins.

The injury was a turning point in Washington’s season, considering Thompson led the team in both receiving and rushing at the time. Before then, Thompson was the Redskins’ most valuable player and provided another element to their offense.

The running back said his recovery process has been “a little boring.”

“I can’t do much but play video games right now, which I thought I would really enjoy, but it sucks now after doing it for a month and a half,” Thompson said. “But my body has been feeling good. But the process has been a slow process right now. There’s no need to rush or force anything. It’s coming along.”

Thompson will be back with the Redskins next season after signing a two-year, $7 million contract extension in September. He was drafted in the fifth round of the 2013 draft out of Florida State.

Thompson has improved each season, overcoming injuries and seeing his role expand along the way.

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