Landry suffered the injury last Sunday while trying to chase down Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch as he cut upfield after making a catch and scampered 20 yards for a touchdown. Offensive lineman Paul McQuistan laid a block on Landry, who recalls feeling his groin pull as he tried to avoid the hit. Landry left the game and returned to play off and on, finishing with four tackles, a sack and a pass deflection.
Landry didn’t practice on Wednesday, and didn’t expect to be able to practice Thursday. He said his Achilles’ tendon feels fine as of right now, but that the groin is what’s holding him back. He said no determination has been made on his availability for Sunday because it’s still too early to tell. But the fifth-year pro didn’t exactly sound hopeful.
“It’s pretty significant, and right now, I’m just doing what I can, basically,” said Landry, who had missed the previous game because of a strained left Achilles’ tendon that has hampered him the last several weeks. “It was the Achilles’ [tendon] before the game, and now this, and it’s worrisome and bothering. Seems like one thing after another, but I just keep on fighting, and let nature take its course, man.”
Although frustrated, Landry says he knows it’s important for him to remain patient rather than trying to rush back.
“Really, I’m just waiting for everything to settle down. I’m not trying to go out there and re-tweak it,” said Landry, who has been limited to eight games and has 48 tackles, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble. “I persevere, ya know. I’m a fighter, I’m a competitor. So week in and week out if I don’t play, or if I do, my mind and my heart are still in it. There’s always something brighter to look forward to. I’m going to keep working out, preparing my body to be healthy.”