Saturday, October 22, 2011

Good News Out of Louisville

In last night's upset of Rutgers, Louisville ended a three-game losing skid but lost cornerback Anthony Conner. In tackling Knights' wideout Mohamed Sanu, Conner's head collided with Sanu's knee. The hit didn't look that bad at first, but Conner didn't move after the play; he had broken his neck. It's one of the more terrifying aspects of what is a very violent sport. At any moment, any player can have his career, mobility, or even his life, taken away from him. When it happens, like with Conner last night, you get a pit in your stomach and hope for the best...but fear the worst. Well, good news this morning: doctors are saying that paralysis will not be an issue in Conner's recovery. He most likely will never play again, but he will walk again. While it's always sad to see a career cut short, we can take solace in the fact that Conner will recover.

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