Javon Walker had a 2008 to forget.
After signing a contract worth $55 million he had to be talked out of retirement by Al Davis, was robbed in Las Vegas and saw his bitterly disappointing season come to an end due to ankle surgery after finding the end zone just once.
Action needed to be taken to restore Javon to being the 50 million dollar man. Somewhere, someplace, somehow they had the technology to rebuild him.
Much to the surprise of the coaching staff, Walker underwent a secret surgery during the offseason having a highly experimental procedure performed on his knee.
When he spoke to the media during training camp last week, Walker was highly cryptic when discussing the operation.
it’s something new … it’s going to be something amazing that’s going to benefit and help a lot of athletes
When asked where the in the world the operation was performed, he responded with an even more disconcerting answer.
I don’t know where it was done. I’m clueless.
Contact drills begin today at the Raiders’ camp in Napa. After having a conversation with the team trainer, Tom Cable could be ready to unleash the new Javon on the world of football.
According to Raider beat writer David White of the SF Chronicle, Walker looked amazing in workouts over the weekend.
Walker, on the other hand, looks like a receiver ready to put to rest everything that went wrong with him last season.
He jumped high over blocking pads before making a catch on the run. He jumped in circles over the pads and did the same thing. He even hopped on one leg before making a catch. Just one drop in the entire drill.
He ran with noticeable speed, cutting hard and sprinting through in the shape of S.
Perhaps Walker has embraced the new wave in sports technology. We could be looking at the NFL equivalent to the high tech suits that have caused a stir in the swimming world. Or, this could become the evolution of PEDs.
We’ll see the new Javon Walker on the filed soon enough. Let’s just hope that he can spare some of that adamantium grafted onto his knee for Darrius Heyward-Bey’s hands.
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