Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 8/29/13
Henry Josey doesn't know what to expect when he trots onto Faurot Field on Saturday. There will likely be the familiar feelings of joy and nervousness that typically accompany the start of a new season. But there may also be some tears, though the Missouri running back says he'll do his best to hide them. Josey will be playing in his first game in nearly two years after being sidelined since Nov. 12, 2011, when he sustained a gruesome injury that tore his left anterior cruciate ligament, medial collateral ligament and patellar tendon. ''A blessing,'' he said about his return. ''A very crazy blessing.'' Tens of thousands - including his two-year-old son, Henry Jr. - will cheer him on, but Josey says the key to keeping his emotions in check is staying within himself. He talks to himself daily, offering reminders to focus on the task at hand. After more than a year of painstaking rehab, it's some of the best therapy he has. Simply running out of the locker room pales in comparison ...
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