FYI: Desmond Morgan on crutches

Submitted by bassmaster on April 16th, 2012 at 1:06 PM

This is just an FYI, but a couple of hours ago I saw Desmond Morgan making his way through the diag on crutches. He had a brace on his leg as well. I have no idea what this means in terms of severity, just passing it along. 

Comments

Magnus

April 16th, 2012 at 1:18 PM ^

I hope it's not a long-term injury, but I do think WILL is the deepest single position on the defensive side of the ball.  Aside from Morgan, we have a guy with starting experience (Hawthorne), a redshirt freshman that Mattison really liked (Poole), an early enrolled freshman (Ringer), and a highly touted incoming freshman (Ross).  And if necessary, either Bolden or Jones could bump over to WILL from their backup MIKE spots.

Magnus

April 16th, 2012 at 2:44 PM ^

Probably not.  He's too big and I don't think he's instinctive enough.  And aside from that, changing Gordon's position would create a void at the SAM position.  Gordon and Ryan are the only two guys playing SAM right now, and all of the incoming freshmen were recruited for MIKE or WILL.

JohnnyBlue

April 16th, 2012 at 1:27 PM ^

not all that concerned, fall is a ways away, and he'll most likely be 100% by then, and if not, I don't think there is any lack of talent at the LB position.

RakeFight

April 16th, 2012 at 1:45 PM ^

Could be anything from a sprain to a torn ligament based upon that observation.  Let's hope for the former.  A cast, btw, might actually be more reassuring, because that would imply a broken bone, which is more likely to be fixed and healed in 3 months than a torn ligament. 

Perkis-Size Me

April 16th, 2012 at 2:00 PM ^

while it would suck if we ended up in a worst case scenario with him out for part, if not the whole season, i don't think there will be any depth issues regardless. demens, hawthorne, and ryan are all pretty capable. plus, bolden's had a great spring and ringer played well in the spring game. we will be fine at linebacker.

Bo Knows

April 16th, 2012 at 2:53 PM ^

I remember seeing Barnum on crutches on a Monday last season and then play 6 years.  Morgan's injury could be serious, but crutches are no reason to freak out.