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Michael Turner pronounces himself 90 percent healthy

Falcons running back Michael Turner isn’t completely healthy. But he’s getting there.

“I wouldn’t say 100 [percent],” Turner told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I would say 90. I’m well enough to play some games and not worry about it.”

Last season Turner was off to a phenomenal start, with 165 carries for 831 yards and 10 touchdowns, before suffering an ankle injury in the ninth game of the season. But that ankle injury wouldn’t go away — and he aggravated it when he tried to return — and over the final seven games of the season Turner totaled just 13 carries for 40 yards and no touchdowns.

“I’ve had high ankle sprains before but for me to go back out there and keep repeating it and hurting it over and over again, probably made the healing process a little bit longer,” Turner said.

The healing process isn’t over. But it’s 90 percent there.

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9 Responses to “Michael Turner pronounces himself 90 percent healthy”
  1. JJRS89 says: Jun 8, 2010 8:01 AM

    Michael Turner is a BEAST

  2. jersey73 says: Jun 8, 2010 8:20 AM

    Better than Emmitt Smith who probably would’ve mis-pronounced himself healthy.

  3. atlantafalCANS says: Jun 8, 2010 8:54 AM

    Now all he has to worry about is his ring size.

  4. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Jun 8, 2010 9:25 AM

    Michael David Smith sez on June 8, 2010 7:53 AM ET
    “Last season Turner was off to a phenomenal start”
    Not true. Turner had some poor games to start out the season: Week 1 vs. Miami 65 yards rushing, Week 2 Carolina 105 yards, Week 3 Patriots 56 yards, Week 5 49ers 97 yards with 3 TD’s, Week 6 da Bears 30 yards, Week 7 at Cowboys 50 yards. The next 3 games in November vs the Saints & Redskins & Panthers he started to work off the lbs. rushing for 151, 166, & 111 yards in the 1st half before going down to injury. A healthy and more svelte will be nice to start the season.
    atlantafalCANS says: June 8, 2010 8:54 AM
    Now all he has to worry about is his ring size
    Quite true.

  5. Diesteelersdie says: Jun 8, 2010 9:41 AM

    atlantafalCANS says:
    June 8, 2010 8:54 AM
    Now all he has to worry about is his ring size.
    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Sorry……HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Oh man that was funny, thanks, i needed that

  6. Phlyin reallll high says: Jun 8, 2010 11:48 AM

    Falcons don’t have a chance of gettin through the vikes, saints, packers, eagles, cowboys, or giants. The only question every year for Falcons fans is this: Can we pleeeeeease get a wildcard spot??? Pretttyyyyy pleeeeeease?

  7. BlondBlueDevils says: Jun 8, 2010 12:34 PM

    atlantafalCANS says:
    June 8, 2010 8:54 AM
    Now all he has to worry about is his ring size.
    With Matt “CHOKE” Ryan at quarterback, the only rings the Falcons will get are “Onion Rings” at Burger King……….
    HA HA HA

  8. Slow Joe says: Jun 8, 2010 1:16 PM

    He cost me a fantasy championship last year. I’m in a keeper league and still trying to decide whether to keep or trade him.

  9. FriarBob says: Jun 8, 2010 3:36 PM

    Trade him, Slow Joe. If you can find somebody crazy enough to trade you for him.
    Oh, he’s got talent. And on his good days he’ll rack up some points. But he’s not elite by any stretch of the imagination. He runs all over weak defenses and disappears when his team needs him most.
    He and Ryan are both vastly overrated by their fans, and probably somewhat underrated by people who despise Atlanta (like me)… but either way, he’s still not elite.

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