You wouldn’t expect a pro football player preparing for the playoffs to spend a significant portion of his workout in bare feet on workout pads or using a gadget called a “reformer,” according to the Palm Beach Post.
Such is the state of the Dolphins’ banged-up secondary that second-round draft pick Xavien Howard continues to rebound from knee surgery by getting massages and doing Pilates, in addition to football practice. To say he does the extra work daily doesn’t do it justice.
“Two hours a day,” he said.
Howard agreed two hours of such work is not standard operating procedure in the NFL, especially at Week 1 of the playoffs.
“That’s unusual,” he said. “By me being a rookie, I went through a lot of injuries, so I’ve got to protect my body.”
Miami has lost a number of defensive players to injuries but Howard keeps on. Do you think the connection might be Pilates?