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A healthy Jefferson should be better in 2010

Published: August 31, 2010, 5:04 pm, by admin

Quarterback Tim Jefferson played hurt almost all of last season. He tore the meniscus in his right knee less than two quarters into the season. That, and an ankle injury suffered in Week 3 bothered him all year. The injuries are part of the reason Jefferson’s averaged just 2.9 yards per rushing attempt.

This year, Jefferson feels 100 percent after training camp.

“It’s nice being able to not worry about being hurt, and playing through pain,” Jefferson said. “When you’re 100 percent, you can do more things on the field.”

Jefferson said the injuries affected how he played all last season because he always had it in the back of his mind.

“I was mindful of every move I was making,” Jefferson said. “I wasn’t running the same way. That affected our offense a bit. It hurt our whole team offensively that I wasn’t playing to my full potential.”