According to USA 7s head coach Mike Friday, Isles is back stronger and as fast as ever and really just needs to work on his lateral movement. Isles confirmed that his long road back from a torn ACL and meniscus is almost complete thanks to a lot of hard work.
"[Hard work] is the only way," Isles told FloRugby, "especially when you want to come back better than you were before."
Isles said he is working on new ways to run, essentially making his body movements more economic and less manic.
"I'm just tying to work on a better way so I can't be touched," Isles said. "It's different than how I stepped before; it's way more efficient. I am trying to get the rhythm and timing down of that."
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It's unclear whether Isles will be able to play for the USA in the Silicon Valley 7s on Nov. 4-5 in San Jose, CA. But he is expected to be fit for the Dubai 7s, which kicks off the Rugby Sevens World Series later that month.