The stitches were removed two days ago, and left tackle Duane Brown has been running and getting prepared for the start of Texans training camp in late July. According to the 2012 All-Pro lineman, who underwent ankle surgery June 5, he’ll be ready when practices start at the Methodist Training Center.

“I’m fine,” Brown said Thursday. “I’m full go, first day.”

Brown and nose tackle David Hunter joined Hall of Fame left tackle Anthony Muñoz at Finnigan Park near downtown Houston on Thursday afternoon. The trio helped lead more than 250 children in an NFL Play 60 Character Camp, extolling the virtues of physical activity and making smart life decisions. It was also the first time Brown met with the media since head coach Gary Kubiak explained Brown’s absence from OTA’s. The left tackle moved around just fine and emphasized that the bone spurs aren’t a problem

“I’m good,” Brown said. “I got my stitches out and I’m back running. I’ll be close to 100% in the next week or two.”

Brown went through part of OTA’s with his teammates, but the problems in his ankle were a nuisance and he underwent surgery just over two weeks ago.