By Steve Kelly
Eagles All-Pro defensive tackle Fletcher Cox has been rehabbing after offseason foot surgery, and he still hasn’t practiced.
He’s not worried and neither should the fans, he says.
That’s not a reason to panic, however, according to him.
But he said he’s merely following the plan developed this offseason to bring him back from his playoff foot injury.
“I’m in a good position,” Cox told NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com. “Following the plan, man. We came up with a plan months ago to get me where I need to be and right now everything is playing out good. No setbacks. I’m feeling pretty good.”
Cox would only say that he’s on schedule, though he offered no specifics as to whether he’d be ready for the regular season opener which is less than a month away.
“In the position I’m in, there’s no reason to get the itch to get back out there [too quickly],” he said. “I felt that way since I had the surgery. I’m going to take my time and get healthy and do whatever [the trainers] want me to do, and that’s what I’m doing.”
He’s coming off a strong season, and he said he only needs a week of practice to get ready for the regular season. So until Cox is inside that timeframe, he says there’s no need to worry.