Browns RB Nyheim Hines says he ‘learned my lessons’ after jet ski accident, recovery is on track

Browns RB Nyheim Hines says he ‘learned my lessons’ after jet ski accident, recovery is on track

“Based on that, I can say what I want about the Bills, but it’s really on me. I shouldn’t have put myself in that position.”

Since his accident, Hines has been in rehab — and it’s been as frustrating as it has been rewarding. But he said he has made some great progress and believes he is on the right track to get back on the field.

“I feel much better than I did a month ago. There has been progress,” Hines said. “I wouldn’t wish ACL surgery on anyone. It’s tough in the first two or three months, but you start to see the light at the end of the tunnel in months 4, 5, 6, 7.

“Three months ago, I didn’t think I was walking or running well, and now I’m doing both of those things. So I’m thankful for that, and I’m thankful for the people I work with, and I’m thankful for my recovery process, so far.”

The Browns have a solid 1-2 running back on paper with Nick Chubb and Jerome Ford, although Chubb will be recovering from a knee injury this offseason. Hines said he and Chubb got to know each other during rehab, but Brown recently said they were committed to taking a “conservative” approach to Chubb’s return.

This could mean Haynes could play a bigger role than initially envisaged. But once the Browns arrived at full speed, Haynes said he understood the role he came to serve.

“As far as complementing Brown, Jerome and Chubb, they’re over 200 pounds, and they’re runners,” Hines said. “I can get my nose dirty too, but I’m looking to complement them in the passing game. I can run the ball well, but we all know I’m known for my receiving ability. So I’ll make sure I do that.” “Get out there on third down, start the offense when they’re not inside.”

Hines also has game-changing return ability, managing six career kicks for touchdowns – two kickoffs and four kickoffs. The last two TDs came in the same game, in a thrilling Week 18 Bills game against the Patriots after Damar Hamlin’s frightening cardiac arrest in the previous game.

Although Haynes told Kay Adams that he wants to “make sure I have a big hit in the rematch,” especially given the NFL’s newly adopted kickoff rules that will likely make play more competitive again, he also wants Making sure people give him his due. Suitable as a running back as well.

“I’ve heard all about the comeback specialist — I’m not one,” he said. “I think I play offense, but returning is something I like to do as well. But I like to do both.”

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