Jets receiver Santonio Holmes still isn’t practicing, 11 months after suffering a Lisfranc injury in his left foot. But the doctor who treated Holmes’s injury reportedly thinks Holmes could practice if he wanted.
Dr. Robert Anderson, who operated on Holmes, has cleared Holmes to begin football activities, according to Brian Costello of the New York Post. Holmes, however, has resisted returning to the field.
According to the report, many people around the Jets think Holmes just wants to avoid having to go through training camp practices. Some around the team think Holmes will suddenly declare himself good to go at the start of the season.
Holmes wouldn’t even answer definitively when asked if he’ll play at all this season.
“I don’t know how to answer that question as far as missing the whole season,” he said. “We have 16 weeks of football. At any point, I could be ready to play and if not I’d be willing to accept it.“
Ultimately, the date of Holmes’s return is a decision that only Holmes can make. And he doesn’t appear to be in a hurry.