An NFL football player is doing what many others in the league are doing — he’s starting a makeshift camp.
In what’s being described as a “garden party,” the former New York Giants running back, who is currently recovering from surgery, has set up a makeshift football field in the backyard of his home.
According to the Associated Press, the player was invited to a “homecoming” party at a friend’s house in Florida.
He is said to have “been invited by friends to take the field to show off his skills.”
While the field is meant to be a training ground for the new season, it will be open to anyone with an interest in football.
The league says the field will be used for practice and scrimmages and will allow the players to work on their game, which is expected to start next season.
According the AP, players and coaches will be allowed to set up camp anywhere in the field, including outside the perimeter fence.
There will also be a tent in the middle of the field that will be equipped with a grill, and an “energy room” where players will cook food and practice the fundamentals of the game.
The former Pro Bowl running back is expected back in training camp next season, which will mark his third season in the NFL.