Santana Moss ready to test injured hand

Receiver Santana Moss plans to join his teammates on the practice field this week to test the injured hand that has sidelined him the past four games.

“I’m just gonna go out there and practice and hope it feels the way I want it to feel,” Moss said. “And if it’s good to go, I’ll keep practicing for the week. I don’t know how it’s going to go. I’m not trying to get too crazy about it. I’m just gonna take it day by day.”

Moss shattered a bone near his index finger at Carolina on Oct. 23. He had surgery on his hand and team officials initially said he could miss as many as seven weeks. Moss always aimed to return sooner and last week Coach Mike Shanahan said it was possible that Moss would be available for this Sunday’s game at Seattle.

Moss has been a regular presence at practice and around the facility. He says he’s focused on rehabbing his hand.

“I’m going to give it a go and give it a try. Ain’t much to say, ain’t much to really get all excited about,” he said. “Just got to go out there and give it a try. Whatever happens, happens.”

Before he broke the bone, Moss had 301 yards on 25 catches. He’s had to watch the past five losses from the sidelines.

“It ain’t fun watching us lose,” he said. “But at the end of the day, it’s something we’re going through. Even not being out there, but being a part of it, it still hurts. That’s why I’m taking care of my business so I can get out there and help those guys.”

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