Brandon Banks is one of 41 Washington Redskins players participating in the players-only workouts over the past two days, despite the fact that he is three months removed from suffering a collapsed lung as a result of being stabbed outside a Washington D.C. nightclub. On Wednesday, Banks said he was "90 percent" recovered from the incident. Via Rich Campbell of the Washington Times.
Receiver Brandon Banks said he's at "90 percent" health. He suffered a collapsed lung when he was stabbed outside a D.C. nightclub in February, and he had surgery last November to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.
"I'm definitely not getting slowed down," Banks said. "I'm back to the same Brandon. I'm hopefully getting better, and I'll be a better Brandon."
Banks may have to fight for his roster spot despite his electrifying season on special teams. The Redskins drafted three receivers in the 2011 NFL Draft, and one, Niles Paul, has kickoff and punt return experience.
Veteran linebacker London Fletcher pulled Banks aside during last month's mini-camp and had a message.
"He's had enough people tell him what to do and what not to do but it's more about supporting him and letting him know, ‘Hey, be wiser about some of the things you do and places you go because there are a lot of people who don't have your best interests at hand,'" Fletcher said.