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LaRon Landry Aiming For Opener


ASHBURN – LaRon Landry said he should be ready to return to the Redskins from an injured Achilles’ tendon in his left leg by the season-opener against the Giants on Sept. 11.

The Redskins safety, out of action since hurting the tendon during a game against Philadelphia last November, said Friday at Redskins Park he’s almost ready to play. It’s been nearly nine months since Landry has played football.

“I can’t wait to get back out there,” Landry said. “The defense really fits what I do well. … I’m looking forward to having a great season this year. Even better.”

Landry, 26, had a team-high 17 tackles in the season-opener last year, a 13-7 home victory over Dallas. He had 11 a week later in an overtime loss to Houston, and finished with 85 in nine games.

He missed the final seven games of the season as a result of the injury and was officially placed on injured reserve on Dec. 13, at which point he headed to Arizona to continue to get treatment.

It was then later revealed that Landry dislocated his left wrist early in the season, which later required surgery, and he’s also battled a shoulder injury.

Landry elected not to have surgery on the Achilles’ tendon, instead opting for plasma injections and electric shockwave therapy to stimulate the muscle. Currently on the physically-unable-to-perform list as camp has opened, he hasn’t done anything except light running during practice. Reed Doughty, signed Wednesday, has gotten the bulk of the work at strong safety.

“I’m not going on the field unless I’m 110 percent and I’m able to do all the things I know I can do,” Landry said. “There’s no sense in going out there, coming back on the sidelines and taking a couple days off. When I get out there, I want to stay out there.”

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