Sometimes getting past season-ending injuries has more to do with the mind than the area of the body that was hurt.
That is the challenge for Dolphins receiver Greg Camarillo, who is 10 months into rehabilitating the left knee he injured in a Nov. 23 loss to the Patriots.
Camarillo has pushed the surgically repaired knee to its limit to get back onto the field, where he's working to regain his starting spot.
In one play during Thursday night's 10-6 exhibition victory over Tampa Bay, he showed off his toughness by turning an 8-yard out route into a 52-yard gain in the fourth quarter.
The run-after-catch moves proved to the former Stanford walk-on he's still in possession of the limited speed he did have, which helped him have 55 receptions for 613 yards and two touchdowns in 11 starts last season.
"My knee is not an excuse. The way I play is the way I play," Camarillo said. "The game of football I play is a representation of me 100%, and I won't make any excuses or back down."