Malcolm Mitchell isn’t letting an unfortunate setback slow him down.
The Patriots rookie wide receiver suffered a gruesome-looking elbow injury in the team’s preseason opener against the Saints, but it was a lot less severe than it appeared to be. Mitchell, wearing a brace, was back at practice in limited action just days after, and it seems the rookie is doing his best to not let it hinder his early development.
“I’m not a big fan of hesitating or letting something slow me down,” Mitchell said. “Injury’s an injury, you just deal with it. I think it’s worse if you think about it too much. Obviously you have to be smart about it, but at some point you just gotta let it go and just play.”
It’s unclear just exactly when Mitchell will be back playing again — the initial timetable suggested he would be out four weeks, which is around the time of the Patriots’ opener at Arizona — but he’s doing everything in his power to get back as quickly as possible, the story said.