Bobby McCain Provides Optimistic Update, Indicates He’s Ready to Return for 2020 Season

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After watching his 2019 season end because of a shoulder injury, Bobby McCain indicated that his push to return to the Miami Dolphins’ secondary is continuing to move forward.

“More than six months removed from shoulder surgery that ended his 2019 season after just nine games, Dolphins cornerback Bobby McCain said he’s ‘coming along well’ and should be ready for the start of the season,” wrote Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

The 26-year-old McCain’s injury resulted in surgery that brought his season to a screeching halt last year after just nine games. McCain is confident that the progress he’s making will get him back on the field to start the upcoming season, though he also expressed some frustration about seeing that 2019 season end so abruptly.

“It sucks,” McCain said of missing half of last season. “Everyone wants to play. Everyone wants to get out on the field and help the team win. Everyone feels like they take the necessary steps to be ready for the season. And sitting out that long I’m itching to get back. I just can’t wait for the season to start. I try not to dwell on the past and look forward to what’s coming.”

That injury came while McCain was playing at safety, with the veteran dismissing the idea that the more rigorous physical toll of playing the position could be seen as a cause.

“It’s football,” McCain said. “You can get hurt doing anything, making a simple tackle. Sometimes the easiest plays to make are the ones that hurt the most. It’s just football. Things happen. I went down, made a tackle and ended up hurting myself. That’s football. I’m not too stressed about that.”

Given the upgrades that the Dolphins made at cornerback, including the free agent signing of Byron Jones and the drafting of Noah Igbinoghene, McCain appears ready to return to the safety position.

In reality, McCain is ready to play wherever he has the best opportunity to start, and he’s ready to help prove any detractors about the Dolphins’ 2020 chances wrong. To make that happen, he’ll continue to fight through the rehabilitation grind as he gets back to full health.