Shortly before the start of Boston College’s spring sessions, it was reported that Montel Harris had received the all-clear in his recovery from a knee injury.
Unfortunately, the running back is now a no-go for the remainder of the spring.
Head coach Frank Spaziani confirmed Tuesday that “Harris will not participate in spring practice due to a re-aggravation of the left knee injury that sidelined him for much of last season.” Harris participated in the first practice of the spring this past Saturday, but complained of soreness afterwards.
There was no additional word on whether additional surgery may be necessary or what his status for summer camp will be later this year.
Harris is the school’s all-time leading rusher and is less than 900 yards away from becoming the career leader in the ACC. After rushing for 2,700 yards and 22 touchdowns the previous two seasons, Harris ran for just 135 yards and no touchdowns in 2011 due to a knee injury that first surfaced late in the 2010 season and was aggravated during summer camp the following season.
He played in just two games during the 2011 season, and was awarded another year of eligibility via a medical hardship waiver in mid-December.