Garrard on his knee Dan Leberfeld

Florham Park – Jets QB David Garrard retired in May due to knee issues.

Here is what he had to say about the knee back then, during an interview with Rich Gannon on SiriusXM NFL Radio . . .

“My knee just never really quite got back to, not to where it was before but not even just well enough to, it was well enough to get out and run around and stuff but it would still swell on me,” Garrard said.

“I thought, I look pretty good right now.  Maybe if I get on with the team, the treatment that they have there, the round-the-clock treatments you pretty much get, that should probably help me out.  So that’s how I was thinking.

“When it was healthy, when I was able to go out and participate in practice and run around, I mean, I looked great.  I was excited and ready to go.  But then, I’d get four or five days of good work on it in and then the next two days it is swollen and I have to do everything I can to get the swelling out.  Start the next week over and it would just be the same process every time.  And so it was never just allowing me to just go on and just play without any worries.

“So I just kept thinking, how am I going to compete for the starting job if every four days I’ve got to stop and have an ice bag on my knee while the guys are practicing?”

Garrard is back with the Jets now.

Let’s see how his knee responds this time.