Jake Fischer is taken off the field at the spring scrimmage after suffering an ACL tear in his right knee. Photo by David Kadlubowski/The Arizona Republic
As Arizona football players Adam Hall and Jake Fischer recovered from spring ACL injuries, they marked success by first being up to walk up the steps of the football stadium.
Then, they could jog up the stairs. Then they could run.
“Now, I’m full-speed sprint,” Hall, a projected starter at safety, said Wednesday as veteran players reported to camp. “It has been a lot of progress.”
The stadium workouts were twice a week during summer — 10 times up and down the west side of the stadium, 10 times up and down the Zona Zoo side of the stadium.
The status of Hall and Fischer, a returning starter at strongside linebacker, is one of the big questions of Arizona’s fall camp, but it is not an issue that can be answered right now. What both players said Wednesday was encouraging, though.
“We don’t have a date yet for a return, but we’re all moving faster than we were supposed to,” Fischer said. “All of us are way ahead of schedule.”