Kenny Britt is in his sixth month of rehab after tearing the ACL and MCL in his right knee last season. The fourth-year pro believes the hard part is behind him.
“I guarantee I will be back and better than I’ve ever been before,” he said. “With all the work I have been putting in, I will be 110 percent better than before. This has not been a setback if you ask me. The way I see it, it has been a head start for 2012.”
Britt insisted that he hasn’t had time for the distractions he admitted got him into trouble off the field in the past.
Observers agree that Britt has grown up a lot this offseason, and teammates are keeping their fingers crossed that he can return to his pre-injury form, when he appeared on the verge of a breakout season.
“He has been there every day since he got hurt,” quarterback Matt Hasselbeck said. “And he is not there for a couple of hours, he is there five to six hours a day. His attitude has been great. He brings a lot of life and energy into whatever room he is in. … And he’s been doing and saying all the right things, so I think everyone is encouraged.”
“The one good thing for Kenny is his injury happened so early in the year,” Hasselbeck said. “I have played with guys who had that injury early in the year and guys that had it late in the year, and the guys that had it early bounce back faster. So, hopefully, he’ll be on track. Obviously, he is a guy everyone is counting on doing some big, big things.”
Britt is a phenomenal talent, but has proven to be a knucklehead off the field. Perhaps his new bride can keep him in line.