Derrick Mason looked like he was in a good bit of pain immediately after spraining his right ankle this morning, but the wide receiver was in fairly good spirits when he talked with reporters just a few minutes ago.
While he isn't sure exactly how long the ankle injury will keep him out of practice, Mason said that it isn't something that will cause him to miss an extended period.
"It's something you deal with, and you move on," Mason said. "Luckily it's not anything serious that's going to keep me out a long period of time."
Mason said the ankle is stiff and sore, but he isn't in pain right now. He doesn't think he suffered a high ankle sprain, which is considered a more serious injury than that of the low variety.
"I'm not a doctor but I don't think it is [a high ankle sprain]," Mason said. "Just twisted it a little bit trying to make a cut."
Mason said the injury definitely won't threaten his status for the start of the 2010 regular season, which is about five weeks away.
"Nah man, regular season? How long we got?" Mason said. "I'll be fine, I'll be fine."