Jameis Winston Injury Update: New Video Offers Insight into QB’s Return

Published 12/31/2021, 8:54 AM EST


Good news propels around the New Orleans Saints fans, as injured quarterback Jameis Winston was seen in a recent clip preparing for a takeoff. In the clip shared by sports trainer and physical therapist Kevin Wilk on social media, the quarterback was seen throwing footballs for the first time since his injury.

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Dr. Wilk has documented several stages of the star quarterback’s injury. But his latest clip showed that the athlete is conquering his rehabilitation program and sharp as ever before. The quarterback seems to be ahead of his schedule and will be hitting the field pretty soon.

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Jameis Winston making progress

“Jameis Winston of the New Orleans Saints is doing a few throws to keep his throwing mechanics sound!” Wilks captioned the clip. “Jameis is looking great and progressing extremely well in his recovery following knee surgery… He’s ahead of schedule and we have to hold him back at times!”

 

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Winston had his ACL torn and MCL damaged on his left knee during his Week 7 matchup against the defending champions Tampa Bay Buccaneers. And unfortunately, he has not made an appearance since. Winston went through surgery in mid-November, and since then, he has been on rigorous rehabilitation.

Winston for the Saints this season

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Moreover, it was good to see the quarterback making progress as it was after more than a month that he was seen with a football in his hand. Winston, who earned the role of the starting QB this training camp, led the Saints to a 4-2 start this season. However, his injury proved to be a great setback to the team.

 

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Head coach Sean Payton juggles three quarterbacks since then and has still not found the right fit for it. Because of which Winston remains the highest scoring quarterback of the season for the franchise. Even after missing more than half of it. Winston ended his season with a career-best 14:3 touchdown-to-interception ratio and a career-high 102.3 passer rating.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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