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Oakland Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew isn't just confident about his status for Sunday's game in London against the Miami Dolphins. He's got the confidence of a real-life superhero.
“I’m part Wolverine, man,” Jones-Drew said in reference to his healing abilities, per Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area.
“I think, more than anything else, it was about making the coaches feel comfortable with me going out there and being able to protect myself,” Jones-Drew added. “This week I feel great blocking and carrying the ball in my right hand. If I’m able to do that, they’ll be more comfortable letting me go out there and compete a little bit."
As evidenced by a later tweet by Bair on Thursday, Jones-Drew's superhuman confidence might be well-placed:
No guarantees, but it seems increasingly likely that Maurice Jones-Drew is going to play on Sunday
— Scott Bair (@BairCSN) September 25, 2014
Jones-Drew has been out of action since injuring his hand against the New York Jets in Week 1. He practiced fully with the team on Thursday.
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