Kelvin Benjamin Comments on Recovery from Knee Surgery, Panthers OTAs

May 31, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It would be hard for the Carolina Panthers to do better next season than their 15-1 mark in 2015, though the return of star wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin will help the offense and reigning NFL MVP Cam Newton immensely.   
A first-round pick in 2014, Benjamin caught 73 passes for 1,008 yards and nine touchdowns as a rookie. He missed all of Carolina's run to Super Bowl 50 after tearing the ACL in his left knee during a practice last August. 
Eight months removed from the injury, Benjamin told the Panthers' official website Tuesday he's not concerned about making any cuts on his surgically repaired knee: "Whatever the route is, I try to trust in the process that we have been doing, the rehabbing. So I just go ahead and make that plant."
Benjamin added that it felt "great to get back out" with his teammates in OTAs.
"It still sucks that I can't be in doing the plays and competing," he said, "but it still feels good to be out." 
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