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Diehl also on the mend

David Diehl suffered a partially torn hamstring and

David Diehl suffered a partially torn hamstring and another muscular injury in his hip on Sunday, sources said. (Sept. 12, 2010) Photo Credit: David Pokress

The receivers aren’t the only ones making brisk work of coming back from injuries. In fact, David Diehl might be ahead of them. Today he took some snaps with the offense – at left tackle – and did all of the individual drills for the first time since he injured his hip and hamstring against the Seahawks.

“It’s not debilitating,” Diehl said of the hamstring. “It just reminds you that it’s there. At this point I’m not 100 percent. Each day I’m working towards 100 percent. It’s nothing that’s taking me out of practice, it just reminds me that it’s there. You slow down and work yourself back up to it and you keep fighting.”

Diehl said he’s been preparing for the last few games as if he was playing, even though he knew he wasn’t. That includes studying film, breaking down opposing players, attending meetings … everything except playing.

“It’s just frustrating when you do all that stuff and you put all the work in,” Diehl said.

Diehl didn’t make any guesses about his availability for Sunday against the Redskins.

“I think it’s an ongoing process,” he said. “It felt good today, if I feel good tomorrow then I know I can do more stuff and just continue to push myself. I’m doing as much as I can and being smart about it. Our coaches and our training staff know how I am mentally and they’re not letting me go out there and go crazy like I want to. As long as I keep making the progress I’m making, it looks good.”
 

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