San Diego Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson was seen at practice for the first time on Wednesday since spraining his right ankle in week 1. After missing two games straight for the first time in his NFL career, Tomlinson is making it a goal to be ready for their next game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night.
“Any way I can help this team, I’m willing to do it,” said Tomlinson. “Definitely the red zone is the area maybe I can take some of the pressure off things that we do down there, and teams have to play us a little bit more honest. That’s what it’s all about, and hopefully I can do that.” The Chargers are 2-1 so far this season and will be looking at tough matchups ahead for their next two games. Pittsburgh is going to be hungry after starting off their 2009 campaign at 1-2.
Following their trip to Heinz field, San Diego will have a bye week before hosting their rival Denver Broncos at Qualcomm Stadium. LT knows how much his team needs him and is working to be 100% once again. “I’m just trying to get back into it, just kind of testing it and see how it feels during practice,” he said. “Any time you come off being injured, you gain confidence back by practicing. So today was a measuring stick of where I am. It felt pretty good.”