It’s driving Greg Toler crazy that he can’t play football.
“Seeing the guys play on Sunday, man, it’s killing me,” said the rehabbing cornerback, who tore knee ligaments during a preseason game against San Diego. “But the Man Above doesn”t make mistakes. It’s just a minor setback for a major comeback.”
Toler was set to be a starter for the Cards. At the time of his injury, it was rookie Patrick Peterson that was sitting on the bench as the third corner — veteran Richard Marshall was the fourth — but it’s probably safe to assume by this time Peterson and Toler would have been the starters given the struggles of A.J. Jefferson (Marshall replaced Jefferson in the starting lineup last week).
Toler said he is out of his brace and has been working in the pool, talking to renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews regularly. Toler said Andrews said he’s a couple weeks ahead of schedule given what he is doing.
That said, Toler added coaches have told him not to rush. On injured reserve, obviously Toler has time.
“I was trying to push it, get to two-a-days (with rehab),” Toler said. “They are like, ‘It’s not a good thing you got hurt, but you are lucky you got hurt when you did. As long as your ready by camp (in 2012).’ “
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