Monday, August 18, 2008

Scott Long Injured

Statement from Louisville's SID Office......

Junior wide receiver Scott Long of the University of Louisville football team injured his foot in practice on Monday during in a non-contact drill. His condition will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis.

Coach Kragthorpe...

"After looking at the X-Ray and consulting with our team doctors, it was revealed that Scott Long suffered a broken bone in his foot and will have surgery in the next couple days to aide his recovery.
I'm uncertain at this time how long he will be out of action. I've had players with similar injuries respond quickly, and it's my hope that Scott can respond quickly in this instance. We wish him a speedy recovery, but we are lucky to have capable depth behind him to pick up the production in his absence."

This loss will be huge for the Cards if long misses a significant amount of time. long is the most experienced reciever in a group that is not very experienced at all. Chris Vaughn has allegedly shown improvement in practice, but you never know what kind of effort you're going to get from him on a consistent basis. Maybe with the added pressure of being the #1 will help him rise to the occasion and reach his full potential.
The silver lining in all of this might be the fact that Doug Beaumont will be asked to shoulder more of the load at receiver. Courier-Journal beat writer C.L. Brown was on SportsNight tonight and said Beaumont made a few spectacular plays in practice today in Long's absence.
More on this as I hear more about it in the next few days

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