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August 11, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Video: Turbin “very happy to be back”

As noted earlier, backup running back Robert Turbin participated in practice today for the first time this season, finally recovered from a nagging foot injury that dated to the June mini-camp. Turbin stated the obvious, that he was “very happy to be back” practicing.

Turbin said the injury was essentially just due to wear and tear and not the result of one specific incident.

“I just got to keep rehabbing it,” he said. “There’s a lot of bone healing things they have in the training room. A bone stem, a pulse-energy type stuff and anodyne that’s just specifically to the bone healing. I got to continue to do that even though I am out here practicing.”

Turbin said it was hard to sit out but that he also understood the rationale of the team’s training staff.

“For me there was a sense of urgency,” he said. “They had a lot more patience than I did. That’s how it’s probably supposed to be, right? The players is always supposed to play, the trainers always want to keep you out until you feel like you’re 100 percent and ready to go. It’s a little bit of a love/hate kind of thing. I love them for taking care of me and being patient with me, but I hate them for taking so long.”

Turbin said of the impact of the injury that “I couldn’t make the same cuts. I couldn’t make the sharp cuts. … usually you can play through some injuries, some sores and stuff like that.  But I couldn’t do the same things, which ultimately kept me out.”

Asked if he was 100 percent now, Turbin smiled and said “I feel good. If the Super Bowl was tomorrow, I’d play.”

You can see some of Turbin’s session with the media in the video below:

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