Linebacker Mychal Sisson made a surprise appearance at Tuesday's Colorado St. Rams football practice. Sisson has been out since Sept. 10 with a broken right ankle that he suffered on a special teams play. He was able to participate in practice wearing shells -- helmets and shoulder pads -- to take part in some hitting.
With a reeling defense the team was excited to see Sisson back on the practice field:
"It brought some energy to the team," [quarterback Pete] Thomas said. "I have no idea if he'll play out there on Saturday, I'll be surprised if he does. But just having him out there at practice was pretty cool."
Sisson has been practicing lightly by running and doing some range of motion last week, but Tuesday was the first time he took part in a team practice. After practice Sisson said that his ankle is feeling good:
"I actually felt real good. There were a couple of times I felt I was thinking about my ankle a little bit, seeing if it was going to hold up. But it held up. That's the only thing, just getting my mind to stop thinking about it and just go out there and play like I normally did."
Sisson also mentioned that he was not seeing any swelling on his ankle after working out, but that his ankle is sore the following day. As for this Saturday, Sission will be questionable to play against the San Diego St. Aztecs, but he is on schedule to return to action on Nov. 19 against the TCU Horned Frogs.