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December 02, 2011

Austin running routes, working on conditioning, says he'll be 'good to go next week'

Miles Austin is pointing toward playing next week, now that he’s running routes and working on his conditioning.

“I’m feeling better now than I did Wednesday or Thursday ... because I’m continuing to get treatment,” he said. “I’ll be good to go next week. I’m running routes now. It’s good to get these days up underneath me just to get not only my hamstring, but to get my legs, my wind and everything back.”

Austin has not played since the Seattle game on Nov. 6, when he hurt his hamstring on a sideline catch. It was his second hamstring injury of the year, one in each leg. He also had a hamstring injury in training camp, recovered, but hurt it again in the second game.

The injuries have interrupted a productive season. In only six games, he has 28 catches for 403 yards and four touchdowns.

“It’s frustrating when you’re injured, especially with something like a hamstring,” he said. “If I had like a broken finger, you can kind of continue to do what you been doing. With a hamstring, it’s hard to explain. There’s no sucking it up or anything like it. Your leg just doesn’t take you over there.”

-- Carlos Mendez

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