Sefo Liufau had the Buffaloes rolling early in their 27-24 loss to the USC Trojans when a rough sack got his legs twisted and torqued at an odd angle. After the pile cleared it was immediately clear that the Colorado quarterback could have suffered a severe injury as he was replaced for the rest of the game. Seen later on the sidelines in crutches, we would find out from Mike MacIntyre that he would be out for 6-8 months with a significant Lisfranc injury.
MacIntyre: "Sefo Liufau out 6-8 months."— RalphieReport (@RalphieReport) November 14, 2015
Mac: Sorry I'm late, Sefo has a Lisfranc injury, I've been with his family. Really tough.— Ryan Koenigsberg (@RyanKoenigsberg) November 14, 2015
Appreciate all the kind words from everyone. I will be back as soon as I can. #GoBuffs— Sefo Liufau (@SefoLiufau) November 14, 2015
This story, from Steelers blog Behind the Steel Curtain, gives a good look at what a Lisfranc injury is and why it takes a good amount of rehabilitation.
A Lisfranc injury is an injury to a ligament that stabilizes the midfoot. The injury can vary in severity from a sprain of that ligament to a partial tear to a complete tear of that ligament and the supporting ligaments. X-rays of the foot can show any displacement of the bones in this area.
Here's another detailed look at the injury from NFL.com.
Sefo has been a warrior all season for the Buffaloes so it's a shame to see him go out with two games to go in the 2015 season. But Colorado fans know he will be back and ready to go for his senior season stronger and more prepared than ever. Get well, Sefo.