We hope you read our story on Albert Wilson’s poignant return to Fort Pierce.
(If not, do it. NOW! You won’t regret it.)
He clearly connects with the people of his hometown, particularly those in the foster community.
But there was an unavoidable visual Wednesday: Wilson, a month removed from a season-ending hip injury, limping around the an elementary school parking lot.
The day after Wilson got hurt, Adam Gase told reporters that “I don’t think” Wilson’s injury will stretch beyond this year, and doctors decided Wilson could avoid surgery.
But all of that is dependent on Wilson’s body responding the way everyone thinks/hopes.
“I’m feeling pretty good,” Wilson told the Miami Herald Wednesday. “It’s going good. Day by day.”
And what have doctors told him? “Everything’s good.”
Wilson, who signed a three-year, $24 million contract last spring, has plenty of time to heal up. The 2019 regular season is still 10 and a half months off.
But like Jakeem Grant, who had Achilles tendon surgery earlier this week, it’s no sure thing he’ll be ready for the start of spring ball.
That’s only five months away.
Wilson’s game is his speed. He’s one of the most elusive players in the league.
But it’s hard to run when you’re still on crutches.
So it’s something to monitor in the weeks and months to come.
“I was having a great season,” he said. “I feel like I was just getting in the groove of things. God has a plan for me. It’s nothing I can’t overcome. Take it day by day and when I get back, I’m going to start running.”