Landry confident he'll return in 2010

Landry confident he'll return in 2010
December 6, 2010, 5:02 pm
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Monday, December 6, 2010, 12:01 p.m. UPDATED 5:26 p.m.

By Ryan O'Halloran
Staff writer
CSNwashington.com

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Out the last three games with a strained Achilles' tendon, Redskins safety LaRon Landry is confident he will return before the end of the season.

'Oh, hell yeah,' he said Monday morning. 'There's a great chance of me coming back. I'm looking forward to playing this week.'

Landry is out of his walking boot but has not practiced since being shut down after the Week 9 Philadelphia game. At the time of his injury, he was a leading candidate to make his first Pro Bowl and was having the best season of his four-year career.

'Every day it's getting better,' he said. 'It's a slow-healing process. I'm just taking it a day at a time and doing what my body is telling me.'

Landry said he's 'looking forward' to practicing when the Redskins begin preparing for Tampa Bay on Wednesday.

'He's going to give it a shot this week,' coach Mike Shanahan said. 'Hopefully he can help us this week.'

Landry said the tendon was 'strained,' forcing him to quit grinding through the season

'There was a lot of swelling so I'm waiting for everything to calm down and just take it from there,' he said.

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