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June 06, 2012

Rookie receiver Coale hopes to be recovered from broken foot by start of training camp

Rookie wide receiver Danny Coale said the team is trying to get him ready for training camp.

“That’s the goal,” he said Wednesday at Valley Ranch after an OTA practice. The fifth-round pick out of Virginia Tech suffered a broken foot two weeks ago in the opening week of OTAs. “

“Whenever I come back, I’m going to try my hardest at that opportunity,” he said. “ But right now, I’m kind of focused on this and getting this right and then, when the opportunity comes, I’ll try to make the most of it. But I don’t want to get too far ahead right now.”

Coale said he broke his foot at the end of a conditioning drill.

“I needed to turn my foot, and my foot stuck in the ground,” he said. “It popped right there. I knew it right away.”

Coale said he should be out of his walking boot in seven to 10 days, and he’ll be off crutches in another day or two.

“It’s feeling a lot better each and every day, which is good news for me,” he said. “I’ve never been through this before. It’s nice waking up each morning feeling a little better, doing a little more each day.”

Broken feet run in the Coale family, apparently. Coale said his brother Kevin broke his feet twice playing lacrosse in college at Virgina and that his father broke a foot in middle school.

“I thought I was exempt from it,” he said with a smile. “I guess not.”

-- Carlos Mendez

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