Victor Butler Returns, But ‘Super-Limited’ (Who Dat Dish)

Aug 3, 2013; Metairie, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Victor Butler (90) walks off the field following a scrimmage at the team training facility. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

In case you missed it, Victor Butler returned to the Saints practice field Tuesday, but on a ’super-limited’ basis.

“I feel like in moderation I can do anything anybody else can do — and maybe [more]. But football is not played in cone drills and bag drills. It’s played when you put a helmet and some shoulder pads on and you go out there and make football plays. And right now I don’t know if I’m there yet, not having had the chance to go out there and make football plays. So it all comes down to if I’m ready to do that.”

Victor Butler isn’t ready for action, yet. It still remains an absolute long shot to see him suit up this season, but he’s there for a postseason run, should he be needed. Being completely healed & recovered just 6 months after an ACL injury is almost unheard of these days. However, stranger things have happened, as we all know.

Butler’s best case scenario when he was originally put on injured reserve was that he would be ready in the late part of the season, and/or ready for a postseason run. The Saints had to make a decision on him Tuesday, on whether to place him on injured reserve, or allow him to practice. Once the decision was made by the Saints to put him back to practice, Butler & the Saints clock started, as they have 3 weeks to decide what is best for the everyone.

“It was fun. I was super limited, but just to get out there and get in the linebacker individuals and feel like you’re a part of a team again, it felt real good,” said Butler, who said he’s excited his teammates have been having so much success — not that it makes things easier. “If we were 16-0 or 0-16, not playing football really just makes me sick to my stomach.”

 

 

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