Redskins rookie RB Bryce Love on torn ACL: ‘Feeling good, ahead of schedule still’

Washington Redskins rookie running back Bryce Love maintains an upbeat attitude as he battles his way back from a torn ACL he suffered on the final play of the final game of the season at Stanford last year.

The injury might have contributed to Love seeing a drop in the lofty draft stock he established after rushing for more than 2,000 yards in 2017. But even as a fourth-round pick, he believes he has an opportunity to make an impact once he’s cleared to be on the field.

‘I’m excited to get out there, get ready to compete’

“I’m feeling good, ahead of schedule still,” Love told Lance Medow and Ed McCaffrey on the Red Zone. “I’m excited to get out there, get ready to compete, do what I can and just be out there, you know, ready to be in that environment and get after it.”

“That’s sort of my mindset, being ready preseason, training camp, right in that area.”

Love said he was “pretty sure” that he won’t participate in drills during the Redskins’ rookie minicamp this week. “They might have me doing some different on the field, exercise on the field stuff,” Love said. “But as far as practice, I’m pretty sure I won’t be won’t be in there doing anything.” Training camp? “That’s sort of my mindset, being ready preseason, training camp, right in that area.”

‘The goal is always to be better’

Whenever Love is in action, he fully intends to make the most of every opportunity he is given to make an impact. He also wants to be sure he is improving. Constantly.

“The goal is always to be better,” the running back said. “I mean, that’s where my mindset is. And even though the numbers weren’t necessarily there my senior year, I feel like I became a better player overall.

‘That’s my mindset, attacking the day’

“It’s always about that pursuit of excellence in my mind. I want to be the best version of myself and every day I’m willing to work to achieve that. And that’s my mindset, attacking the day.”

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