I guess I went to bed a bit to early last night. Nice work by HighlandsBuff to get this fanpost up on the board. Not the kind of news I wanted to start my day to... - Woodrow
More bad news for Max Tuioti-Mariner—he tore the ACL in his left knee in conditioning drills today. The injury is in the same knee he injured in high school, and of course this comes on the heels of having just recovered from the right knee ACL tear that kept him on the sidelines for most of last season. Dave Plati just put out a press release confirming that MTM will miss spring drills.
"It's a tough blow, he had to go through this with the other (knee) and now this one again," CU head coach Dan Hawkins said. "Eric McCarty (team physician) examined him tonight, and told us surgery will be in the near future once the swelling goes down. But his teammates are loving him up, we’re loving him up, and he’s generally a very positive person to begin with. We’re encouraged that we will be able to get him back for the season."
I was really hoping we could get through spring drills without any major injuries, and it's obviously disappointing to lose MTM before practices even begin. Let's hope he'll make a full recovery by August and be ready and able to return to the line as a solid contributor if not a starter. He's suffered through more than his fair share of injuries the last few years.