Sean Lee is staying optimistic following the latest in a long and unfortunate string of injuries.
The defensive captain Lee remains highly involved in training camp, doing what he can to help the team and stay sharp himself after suffering a season-ending torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) on the first day of organized team activities. Lee says being close to the team helps him avoid falling into a negative mindset.
“When you disconnect, it’s hard to stay positive,” Lee said, via the team’s official website. “Just staying around the guys and going through the process, not only is it going to give me another year of football mentally under my belt but it’s also helping me stay positive.”
By the time Lee returns in 2015, he will have missed 34 games due to injury in his first five seasons in the league--the equivalent of more than two seasons. Lee’s not focused on that, though. For now he’s focused on doing what work he can, and he remains confident that he’ll bounce back.
“I think I’ll come back completely healthy,” Lee said. “Now, the question is, can I stay out there? That’s something that obviously I’m hopeful for and I’m going to do everything I can do to do that and control everything I can. But at the end of the day, there’s situations that you might not be able to avoid. I’m not going to stress too much about that end. I’m just going to do what I can do.”
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