Free agent running back Tim Hightower had been working out around the facilities, rehabbing his leg and getting strong before the start of free agency. Now, he’s back in Arizona, and reportedly had a mountain hike end in rescue, late last week.
According to FOX-10 in Pheonix, Ariz., Hightower and wife Krista were stranded on Camelback Mountain after getting lost close to dark. Rather than trying to hike down in the dark, Hightower did the smart thing and called for help from local authorities.
Reports were that neither of the two were hurt, but perhaps a tad embarassed. Thank goodness for invasive news reports (which I’m passing along to you).
Redskins fans hoping for a reunion in free agency will be pleased to know that Hightower was back to working out today, in Arizona. He tweeted a few motivational messages and showed evidence of him cutting on his surgically repaired knee:
For those of you wondering why “purpose driven” is attached to everything Hightower says, it’s a personal motto. He actually has it tattooed in the middle of his back.
Hightower was traded for at the beginning of training camp, and experienced moderate success before tearing his ACL on a freak injury against the Panthers in Week 7. He finished the season with 94 touches for 399 yards and two touchdowns.
Glad that both he and his wife are safe, and that he’s back to work already.