Smart believes Thompson will be back on the field for the season opener as long as his health continues to progress accordingly.
“The expectation for Trenton is to be better than he was last year, to show improvement, and that’s his goal – to get a step better, get more physical. He’s continued to rehab that shoulder so he can be healthy in the fall and give us some quickness and speed on the defensive front that we’re lacking sometimes.”
Given what he’s gone through, that would be a welcomed development. Keep plugging away, young man.