Taken by cart into the San Francisco 49ers locker room less than 12 minutes into his first NFL game, linebacker Reuben Foster feared the worst about his injured right ankle.
“It was pain(ful),” Foster said. “I was a little scared, but at Cheap Embroidered NFL Jerseys the same time, trust me, if you can’t put no pressure on it, then you should be worried, but when you put enough pressure on it, then you have got some hope. That’s all I was just hoping for. It was painful, but at the same time, I knew nothing was seriously damaged.”
As it turned out, Foster was correct. What looked to be a potentially devastating injury to one of the team’s best young players turned out better than it first appeared. Although Foster still has some tests to do and the Niners aren’t offering an exact return window, Foster said after the game that he will be back “very, very, very soon.”
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As someone who has always fancied himself a “jack-of-all-trades” linebacker, Matthews lit up when discussing the thrill that comes with covering — or as he put it, trying to cover — Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson on one down and then rushing against a 320-pound tackle the next during preseason practice.
“I get to blitz from pretty much every gap and go against every guy on the offensive line,” Matthews said of his role. “At the same time, we still have our packages where I go back on the edge. I also cover backs out of the backfield.
“I went into it with a ‘Let’s see how this plays out’ approach. It Cheap Jerseys Baseball actually worked out tremendously.”