If you witnessed, either live or via one of the way-too-many plays, the gruesome leg injury sustained by Laquon Treadwell last November, you would’ve wondered whether he’d be able to play the game of football again. Not only is that not the case, but the Ole Miss wide receiver is exceeding rehab expectations as he works to get back on the playing field in 2015.
By his estimation, Treadwell is currently about 80-percent recovered from a dislocated ankle and broken fibula he suffered as he was set to cross the goal line for what would’ve been the game-winning score in the loss to Auburn. While he’s not being permitted to work with his teammates during team drills, he is running patterns, with no defenders, this spring.
“No,” Treadwell said when asked if he thought he’d be this far along in his rehab. “It’s been just a blessing. … I’m feeling great. I’m just getting my rhythm back.”
Treadwell’s head coach, Hugh Freeze, expects the player to be 100-percent healthy before the start of summer workouts a couple of months down the road.
Through nine games, Treadwell was easily the Rebels’ leading receiver, with his 48 receptions for 632 yards and five touchdowns tops on the team. Despite missing the last four games, Treadwell still led the team in receptions.
With Ole Miss breaking in a new starting quarterback in 2015, having Treadwell back and healthy will be imperative for Freeze’s offense.