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Kenny Britt opens up on hamstring injury: ‘I’m just focused on trying to get back out there’

Lucy Burdge
August 20, 2018 - 7:24 am

Kenny Britt talked about his hamstring injury on Sunday, saying this summer with the Patriots is not exactly what he expected and he feels understandably behind in his preparation.

“I expected to be out there,” the wide receiver said. “But my hamstring told me something different.”

“Coming into spring, (I was) focused, ready to go out there and prove myself mentally and physically,” he said. “But that was in the spring. I can’t hold onto that. It is what it is. Right now, I’m just focused on trying to get back out there … I definitely feel like I’m behind, because I’m not out there with the guys, getting the chemistry that I need with the quarterbacks and just with everybody on the same page with what we do.”

He also said he’s “feeling OK” without any setbacks.

“It’s manageable right now,” he said. “And I’m doing what they ask me to do.”

“You never know with a hamstring,” he continued. “One day you’ll feel good, and then something’s in the air and (it’s) popping. And other days, you might feel bad and then get the fastest time you ran out there. So it’s really a feel thing day in and day out … I know a lot of guys feed off my energy. I know I’m in a position where it’s hard to go out there and see guys going to participate in practice, but I can’t come out there looking sad and being mad and miserable. That’s no good for anybody. But that’s just my personality. Every time I wake up, it’s time to get better … I miss every bit of it, to tell you the truth. he best place is out there on the field for me. That’s my peace. That’s where I love to be, and of course I want to be out there with the guys.”

Britt first suffered th hamstring injury back on June 5.