LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger is planning on doing all the drills at his pro day today, in hopes of proving to NFL teams he’s sufficiently recovered from last November’s torn ACL.
That’s shouldn’t be a problem, as the LSU medical staff is apparently capable of performing miracles.
Team trainer Jack Marucci told Albert Breer of the NFL Network that they tested Mettenberger’s knee Friday, and it was at 97 percent strength. Marucci went on to say that if there was a game this week, Mettenberger could play.
That’s three months out from surgery to repair the ligament that provides stability to the knee, so either Mettenberger’s a fast healer, or the standards to play are looser in Baton Rouge than in other places.
To be honest, saying he’s “97 percent strength” sounds a little made-up. I’d have probably gone for a decimal point, just for show, because “97.2 percent” sounds even more science-y.
Either way, we’ll see how Mettenberger moves today, and have a better idea how he’s progressing from a surgery that takes other mortals more time to recover from.