April 5, 2006

Sims continues to practice through pain

Lorenzo Sims hardly remembers what it feels like to play football at full strength. He played with a fractured toe and two bad knees last season. Now, his shoulder has become a problem.

Through it all, Sims continues to battle and give it his best on the practice field each day. He has been practicing at both safety and cornerback this spring. Sims took time out to talk with BuffStampede.com after Tuesday's practice.


How is spring ball going for you?



Lorenzo Sims: "It's not going as I planned. I'm still working on the injuries; I'm still trying to overcome them. It's just holding me back right now and I'm not in the position that I want to be in. But I am fighting through it. I'm just taking it step-by-step, day-by-day. Hopefully my injury gets better and I will be able to perform to my level of play."



Is it your knee or your toe that is holding you back right now?



"It's my knee. And I still have to get surgery on my shoulder."



Is it tough to come out here and practice every day?



"Yeah, it is. A lot of it is just a mind thing. I try to block that stuff out as much as I can. But sometimes your body overcomes the mental part of it. I'm trying to work on that and be able to play with my injuries. I had to do it this last season. I'm trying to be healthy, that is my main goal for this off-season."



I've noticed that you are practicing at both safety and cornerback this spring. Do you have a preference between the two positions?



"Safety is the harder position of the two to learn. Corner, I really have it down pat. I'm really challenging myself to learn the position and be able to play the position this upcoming season."




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