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Bears’ Danny Trevathan: ‘No doubt … I’ll be ready for Week 1’

Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan works on the field during an NFL football training camp in Bourbonnais, Ill., Saturday, July 29, 2017.
Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan works on the field during an NFL football training camp in Bourbonnais, Ill., Saturday, July 29, 2017. AP

Former University of Kentucky linebacker Danny Trevathan, now with the Chicago Bears, told the Chicago Sun-Times that his recovery from the torn patellar tendon that ended his season early last year.

“There’s no doubt in my mind I’ll be ready for Week 1,” Trevathan said. “It’s up to them upstairs. I’m feeling great about it. But it’s their call.”

The Sun-Times reported that while Trevathan’s injury is typically one extremely difficut to recover from, Bears Coach John Fox is encouraged by Trevathan’s progress.

“His movement skills,” Fox said. “Coming off that particular injury, it’s about stability and confidence in stability. You kind of build up on that resistance to people throwing themselves at you and leaning on you. It’s the stability with that added pressure. So we’re in that phase now.”

Trevathan said battling back from the injury has been difficult.

“It’s tough to come back from any injury, but [particularly] something with the knee — patellar tendon, ACL,” Trevathan said. “But there was no doubt in my mind I was going to come back. [That’s] the kind of guy I am. I work through anything.

“I’ve been through the lowest point of my life and I just worked my tail off, kept my faith strong and thought about the rewards,” Trevathan said. “I don’t want my two daughters and my wife to look at me crazy. I want to be that guy that works and appreciates everything and comes back to be one of the great ones.”

Click here for more on Trevathan and the Chicago Bears from the Chicago Sun-Times.

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