Air Force Center Michael Husar tore both ligaments in his left knee. I never wish an opposing team's player to be out due to an injury, especially one of this level of severity, so here's to wishing him a speedy recovery.
Air Force Center out with torn ACL and MCL
Speedy Rehab Michael!
did you just read that in a Walt whitman poem for your american lit class this weekend?
Hope he recovers 100%.
Tough. His dad played at Michigan. Would have been very cool for the family to see him play at the Big House. Best wishes Michael!
I read the name and thought I recognized it. If our children choose not to attend the University of Michigan, I would be equally as proud in their attending one of the academies.
Hope this Son of Blue can make a speedy recovery.
That's just rough... Really hope this guy makes a 110% recovery!
ACL-Season-Ending_Monster strikes again!
Feel bad for the kid. That sucks. Big Hoose was a great guy and a hell of a player.
Damn, they already lost so much. Attrition, relocating for the wildfire, ect. Thought it worth mentioning again that the Air Force does NOT suck!!!!!!!
Dp the service academies offer red shirts to their athletes? I wonder this because they require service duty after graduation. But, either way, I hope it's a speedy and effective recovery for him! And hopefully it doesn't affect him in the service after graduating.
No redshirts at service academies, no. (They each have a prep school where some students will go for a year if they're not ready to play.) Four years to play four years, and then they're off to serve our country for another four years.
Really a shame this young man got hurt. I can't even imagine how much he and his family were looking forward to playing in the Big House.
Or boo boos.
Jeez. That's not good for their team. The center exchange is the key in that offense.
Hope the kid is alright though and makes it back next year.
responding to Goblue1213 above....
But with the academy academic structure, he's SOL. USAFA doesn't have a 5th year program (the AF's grad school is at Wright-Patterson, not at the USAFA) unless he got a waiver from the commandant to postpone his graduation, but most cadets want to get their military careers going. There have been extremely limited 5th yr redshirts at the academies.. if that happens the cadet stays around for a 5th year in some weird post graduate status, but again this is VERY VERY rare.
It would almost have to be the type of injury that essentially forces you to miss a year of classes. Unfortunately, those are the types of injuries that people don't ever come back frrom.