Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall has been under radio silence since his wife allegedly stabbed him in a domestic dispute two months ago. Regardless, his recovery from the stabbing has been going swimmingly, at least according to his trainer.
Marshall's trainer, Matt Gates, told the Sun-Sentinel that the Dolphins wide receiver has been "consistently" running the 40-yard dash in less than 4.5 seconds, and is well on his way to regaining his speed.
After the end of the 2010 season, Marshall revisited the training program he used before the 2006 NFL Draft in hopes of getting his 40-yard dash time back to 4.4 seconds. Even though he had to take some time off after his stabbing, Marshall appears well on his way to meeting his offseason goal.
Gates tweeted a video of Marshall running on a treadmill set at 22.5 miles per hour. According to Gates, Marshall's previous top speed was 19.5 mph, set in 2006.
While it remains to be seen how the stabbing will affect Marshall's play on the field this fall (if at all), Dolfans can at least be assured that their star receiver hasn't lost a step.
The Sun-Sentinel also noted that Marshall will keep silent until charges against his wife, Michi Nogami-Marshall, are dropped.