Holden & Danny: Leonard Hankerson Says He’s Not 100% But Will Play Hurt
Redskin’s wide receiver Leonard Hankerson experienced the high and low point of his short career in a single game last season. In a week 10 match up against the Miami Dolphins, Hankerson had a break-out game with career high 8 receptions for 106 yards before suffering a hip injury that ultimately ended his rookie season. After off-season surgery, the second-year receiver is looking to re-establish himself as a go-to target in Coach Mike Shanahan’s offense.
Hankerson joined 106.7 The Fan’s Holden and Danny to discuss the status of his recovery and how he’s fitting in with rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III.
When asked about how close he was to being fully healthy, Hankerson said he was still a ways off but that won’t keep him off the field.
“I really don’t feel like I’m 100% yet because there’s always going to be a little nagging and a little problem but if you don’t play hurt, or whatever, you’re not going to be here,” Hankerson said.
In addition to adjusting to an increased workload, Hankerson will also have to adapt to playing with Griffin III. He says that having a year under his belt and knowing what’s expected of him will help him do just that.
“If I’m running my routes, getting to my right depth and (Griffin III) is going through his reads then of course it won’t be a problem. That’s getting everybody on the same page,” said Hankerson. “When we get everyone on the same page, like I said, we’re gonna be special.”