Mental hurdle toughest for Joe Flacco in ACL recovery

Near the end of the 2015 season, Baltimore Ravens’ quarterback Joe Flacco tore his ACL and went out for the rest of the season. It looks like he is trying to get back healthy, but his physical state isn’t the hardest thing he has to overcome this offseason.

Flacco talked about being able to get back on the field this season and hopes to overcome a big mental hurdle going into the 2016 season. He said that he feels fine running and doing drills, but his real test will be when he has actual pressure on him.

“It’s funny, when I’m out there running around and cutting on it and doing those things, there is no tentativeness, because I didn’t hurt it that way,” Flacco said, per the team’s official site. “I hurt it getting hit.

“I’m curious. It will probably be a little different the first time I take a couple drop-backs and feel a little bit of guys coming in my face. I’ll have to step and throw still.”

You can’t blame Joe Flacco for being apprehensive to take a hit this year. He went down with the injury while getting sacked in a Week 11 match-up against the St. Louis Rams.

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