Knee surgery works wonders for Donald Driver : Packers Insider

Knee surgery works wonders for Donald Driver

June 12, 2010 by  
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June 12, 1010, by Lori Nickel

~Donald Driver not only feels great after he had arthroscopic surgery on both knees in January, but the Green Bay Packers wide receiver wishes he had the procedure years ago.

"I feel so good now," Driver said. "The trainers said, 'You look 25 again.' I had the scope because I want to play until I'm 40. I wanted to extend my career another five years.

Driver was in the Milwaukee area Thursday and Friday to support Packers teammate Greg Jennings in his fund-raising efforts for Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity and the Greg Jennings Foundation.

Driver said he hadn’t told anyone other than the Packers staff that he was playing with limited range and flexibility as well as pain last year. It wasn’t until last Wednesday, when Packers coach Mike McCarthy admitted that Driver and linebacker Nick Barnett had both had knee scopes. Both players had been held out of off-season practices and are working with a group of rehabilitating players.

Driver, 35, said he had the knees scoped by team doctor Pat McKenzie in January right after the season ended.

He said he hasn’t been practicing in any of the organized team activities, although he has been cleared to go by trainers. Driver said the Packers told him to take a break during on-field work but to stay around for team morale, so he’s been working out with teammates like Charles Woodson.

“I’m on that senior citizen program,” Driver said, laughing.
Full story from Lori here.

Green Bay Packers' Donald Driver takes a bite out of the coveted Galloping Gobbler Turkey Trophy after being named player of the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field , Thursday, November 26, 2009. BENNY SIEU/BSIEU@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM

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