Phillip Lindsay is nearing his return.
Following Wednesday’s mandatory minicamp workout, Broncos coach Vic Fangio told reporters the second-year running back is expected to be at full speed when training camp opens July 17.
“It’s a particular injury that they tell me it’s going well, they just want it to get bumped on yet,” Fangio said, via the team’s official website. “He could go out there and do everything, but they just want to use this time and the next five weeks to make sure he’s ready to go.”
Lindsay’s impressive rookie campaign was cut short when he suffered a wrist injury on Christmas Eve and needed surgery.
While he is limited to individual drills during minicamp this week, Lindsay is looking forward to being back on the field next month.
“I feel like I’m very close,” Lindsay said. “It’s going to come down to the head coach and our training staff to make the decisions. I trust them and for me, I’m going to be ready when it’s time. That’s it. When they say, ‘It’s time to go. Let’s go today,’ I’ll be ready.
“Any injury is frustrating, but I’m anxious to be out there with my teammates. I see [Devontae] Book[er] and Royce [Freeman] putting in a lot of work, and I want to be out there with them. I like the grind. I like being tired. I like the sweat, the blood, the tears. That’s what I’m here for. I can’t wait to get back to that.”
Lindsay, 24, was signed as an undrafted rookie in 2018 but quickly made an impression as he logged 1,278 combined yards rushing and receiving with 10 touchdowns en route to becoming the first undrafted rookie offensive player to be named to the Pro Bowl.
In other news for the Broncos, guard Ron Leary said he is practicing without limitations after suffering a torn Achilles in October.
“I’m cleared,” Leary said. “I’m doing everything out there. I’ve been cleared by the doctors. Recovery went good. Probably was fast, but that’s a good thing. I feel great. I haven’t had any setbacks. Like I said, I’m doing everything and feel great out there.”