Defensive end Trent Cole is on the mend with a sprained ankle he suffered last Friday night against the Kansas City Chiefs, but, despite the brief scare, the two-time Pro Bowler said he'll be ready and raring to go when the team opens the regular season at home against the Green Bay Packers on September 12.
"I've been doing fine. I'm getting my ankle right, which is the only thing I can do really," Cole said. "I'm hoping to be back here in two or three days and then I have to just keep doing what I'm doing.
"I'll be back soon, real soon."
Cole hurt the ankle in the second quarter in Kansas City.
"It hurt so bad my whole body kind of went limp," Cole said. "I was scared, I won't lie to you. Any player would be scared when you feel that kind of pain. You're like 'Man,' because you don't want to have your season messed up. That's one thing you dread. You don't want that."
Cole said the doctors told him that the pain was a result of swelling in the ankle at the time, which has since subsided.
"There's pain (now), but not near when it was when I first did it," he said.
As for his impressions of the preseason, Cole said he's anxious to get out there when it counts to see if the defense can keep it up.
"I think we've done great as far as the defense," he said. "We've got a fast team, a lot of guys who are ready to fly around and get after it."
-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 7:45 p.m., August 30