It’s been nearly a month since Arizona State’s Deantre Lewis took a bullet to his backside in what was described as a random shooting.
While it was uncertain at the time whether or not he would be available, Dennis Erickson‘s comments Monday afternoon make it apparent that the gunshot wound should have no impact on the running back’s availability for the spring sessions.
In a statement released by the school, the Sun Devils head coach said Lewis has been “running, doing some stuff”, and the medical staff feels that he should be ready to go
“Well, this time yesterday [Lewis] was out running, doing some stuff,” Erickson said. “Our trainers feel like he’ll be ready for spring football. His health is fine. It’s just a mentally scary thing for a guy. He’s fortunate, being shot is bad enough, but he knows that it could have been a lot worse.”
Last season, Rogers was second on the team with 539 yards rushing as a true freshman and averaged nearly six yards a carry. He was also fifth on the team in receptions (23) and receiving yards (370).