Nick Fitzgerald is continuing to rehab following surgery on his right ankle after a gruesome injury suffered during the final game of the 2017 regular season.
Mississippi State fans are optimistic that the quarterback will be back to full strength next season, and the update that Fitzgerald tweeted Wednesday gives reason to believe that.
Fitzgerald posted a short video of him running on a practice field, stating that it’s the first time he’s ran since suffering the ankle injury on Nov. 23 against Ole Miss in the Egg Bowl.
Watch the clip from Fitzgerald’s Twitter feed below:
— Nick Fitzgerald (@nickfitz07) March 7, 2018
Fitzgerald had a strong season for the Bulldogs in 2017. He passed for 1,782 yards and 15 touchdowns and rushed for 984 yards and 14 touchdowns. Mississippi State made its way into the AP Top 25 and had only three losses prior to the Egg Bowl loss to Ole Miss.
Fitzgerald could have decided to enter the NFL draft as last season was his junior year. Instead, he’s returning for his senior season in 2018 to play under first-year coach Joe Moorhead.