Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who suffered a sprained MCL in his left knee in Week 2, said today that he's working his way back and hopes to play as soon as possible.
"I'm feeling good, man," Hernandez told reporters. "I just take it day by day and work with the trainers and try to get back as soon as possible."
Hernandez would not give a definitive answer as to when he thought he might be back, but he did it it might be sooner rather than later. The closest Hernandez came to revealing his status for Week 4 was after he was asked a fantasy football question.
"I haven't heard much about the fantasy football," he said. "Not really worried about fantasy football, just trying to get back and get healthy and trying to make it back for this week."
Hernandez's return would put a small dent in the stock of Rob Gronkowski. It would also hurt Chad Ochocinco, but his stock can't take much more of a beating at this point.