Originally written on Down and Distance  |  Last updated 11/18/14
South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore suffered a gruesome knee injury in October of this past year. With his knee went aspirations of being a first round draft choice. Lattimore isn’t giving up, though. Though he won’t be playing in the senior bowl this year, he still hopes that a team will take a chance on him come April’s draft. Lattimore was in Mobile, Alabama at senior bowl activities despite the fact that he is unable to compete. He spent his time in Mobile meeting with teams, shaking hands and attempting to convince an NFL team to take a chance on him. On October 27th against Tennessee, He dislocated his right knee and tore multiple ligaments after missing half of the 2011 season with an ACL tear in his left knee. Lattimore hasn’t let his injuries deter him, though. According to NFL.com: “I believe in myself,” Lattimore told “NFL AM.” “Dr. (James) Andrews actually said, ‘You’re going to shock the world,’ so I quoted him. And I really do believe I’ll be ready. I’m going at a rate that I knew I could, and I feel great. When I start jogging and I get a little bit stronger, I know it’s game on then.” He has spoken in the past to running backs like Frank Gore and Willis Mcgahee, who came back from similar injuries and have had successful careers at the next level. He is also extremely inspired by the season that Vikings running back Adrian Peterson had this season. After a similar  knee injury, Peterson came within 8 yards of the single-season rushing yards record in 2012. “Ah, man. Peterson is unreal,” Lattimore said. “What he did this year will probably never be done again. He got 2,000 yards coming off an ACL/MCL injury. I mean, that’s unbelievable. That’s definitely motivation for me knowing that he did it. That is what I’m trying to do.” Lattimore’s rehab has developed to being able to jog underwater, and his next step is being able to run on land. Although his rehab schedule is aggressive and his timeline for a return to the field is a long road, Lattimore seems to be determined to shock the masses and make something of himself at the professional level. The post Marcus Lattimore says he’ll be ready for 2013 season appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE.
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