Originally Posted by Scooter
it's possible, from what i've read it's a 8-12 month recovery and opening day would put him at 9 months. of course suggs came back after only 6, but that has to be a bit of an anomaly. it may take him most of the season to get his wheels back, but there probably is a reasonable chance he can be on the opening day lineup.
Part of that may be draft smoke screens. If you say he will be back for the opening game, its draft strategy. Rather than say he is out for the year and you are desperate for a WR, you say he will come back opening day. That way if you want to trade up, other teams do not think you are desperate and gouge you on a deal.