Danielle Hunter emerged as one of the leading move rushers in the NFL all through back-to-back Pro Bowl seasons in 2018-2019, but disappeared from the radar more than the past two seasons owing to injuries.
Hunter missed all of the 2020 marketing campaign simply because of a neck injuries and then skipped the final 10 games of 2021 with a torn pectoral.
The 28-12 months-outdated proclaimed himself as wholesome and very good to go on Tuesday when speaking to the media at the Minnesota Vikings‘ OTA offseason exercises.
“I’m emotion fairly excellent, final year’s injuries was not as considerable as the yr in advance of, but it was a several months recovery,” Hunter stated. “I really feel quite great total though, it can be excellent to be back with the guys.”
Hunter claimed he was again at standard strength a couple months back.
“I’d say about February, March,” Hunter mentioned. “I was very healthy by then, just bought to maintain attaining on my power, so that was about it.”
The Vikings are coming off a disappointing 8-9 year and Hunter will engage in a important position in turning items all over beneath initial-calendar year head mentor Kevin O’Connell. All eyes will be on him returning to the kind that noticed him rack up 14.5 sacks in each individual of these aforementioned Pro Bowl seasons. Even so, most widespread is Hunter staying healthier. In his rookie year of 2015, he performed 14 games and thereafter performed in all 16 game titles for four straight seasons. Alas, around the past two seasons, he’s played in only seven of a feasible 33.