There’s been lots of opinions on what will happen with the Detroit Lions defensive line this year in terms of depth, but one name that has not been referenced much is Jashon Cornell.

Cornell is easy for some to forget given he has struggled to stay healthy early in his career, but he wants to make an impact now, and it seems all systems are go as it relates to him being able to do that for 2022.

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Speaking to the media after practice on Wednesday, June 8, Cornell discussed where he is at after missing the 2021 season. As he said, it was tough to battle back from injury, but he might feel even better now than prior to the injury playing out.

“I think that was really tough for me just coming back from the injury, but now I’m in a good space now where I feel like I’m back to my old self. I actually kind of feel better than my old self now so it’s been good,” Cornell said. “I’ve been in a good situation being here and having the training staff be able to get me back to where I’m at.”

Specifically, Cornell admitted to missing the camaraderie between teammates on the field and in the building while he was gone, which made him feel distant at times during the process of recovery.

“I think the toughest part was not not being around the guys. I feel like when you when you get injured in the league, you have your own space to yourself and you’re on your own kind of,” he said. “You got your training staff, but every time you guys go out to practice you’re in the training room or when you’re in there trying to get back strong you see guys coming in from practice and I feel like that’s the hardest part with the injury. I couldn’t walk for four months. Four months I was in a boot, on a scooter and then just getting back to being able to walk was the hardest part. Then, coming back out here to play, this is just another obstacle.”

With the injury in the rear-view mirror, Cornell is setting his sights on earning a role within a …read more



Lions Defender ‘Feels Better Than Old Self’ Coming Back From Injury

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