Steven Stamkos says he won’t return until knee is ‘100 percent’

BOSTON — Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos said he won’t return to the lineup until he’s 100 percent.

Authentic Womens Kyle Brodziak Jersey The 27-year-old forward has been sidelined since having surgery on Nov. 17 to repair a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee. He’s been practicing with the team and described his progress as slow, but he feels he’s getting closer.

When I’m 100 percent, I’ll be back, Stamkos said after the team’s morning skate Thursday at TD Garden. Obviously, you hope that’s sooner than later, but I have no control of the healing that goes on in the process.

Authentic Womens Matt Harrison Jersey Lattimore’s hamstrings are a touchy subject; injuries effectively derailed two years of his career with the Buckeyes. The talented defensive back only wound up starting one complete season in college thanks to a tear in his left hamstring that forced him to miss the 2014 campaign and a nagging problem in his right one that kept him on the shelf for much of the 2015 campaign.

After changing his stretching routine and incorporating more yoga into his workouts, a fully healthy Lattimore emerged as a game-changing force in the Ohio State secondary, intercepting four passes, breaking up nine more and adding 41 tackles. He’s currently listed as the No. 4 overall prospect on ESPN analyst Mel Kiper’s latest Big Board.

Before his injury at the combine, Lattimore was timed at 4.36 seconds in the 40-yard dash and posted a vertical jump of 38.5 inches and a broad jump of 11 feet. Despite the clean bill of health, Lattimore limited his workout to individual drills Thursday in front of the nine head coaches, seven general managers and 122 total NFL representatives at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.

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