Former Florida State cornerback Greg Reid won’t get his second chance at Valdosta State, afterall.
The Valdosta Daily Times reported Wednesday morning that Reid suffered a knee injury during a punt return on Friday. Per the paper, Reid “went to the ground after attempting to shake a tackle while returning a punt down the sideline.”
Non-contact injuries? Never good…
VSU coach David Dean initially said it was unlikely Reid would play in Saturday’s opener against Saginaw Valley State — he was expected to start — but details of the injury were scarce then.
“He came into camp a little late and he gets injured,” Dean said. “I know he is frustrated about it. It was a non-contact deal. He was running down the field and plants and kind of tweaked his knee a little bit. We will find out a little more about him. He went for an MRI (Monday) and he was going to meet with the doctors this afternoon. So we’ll find out how he is.”
Not well, apparently. Dean appeared on a Valdosta radio show Wednesday morning and confirmed that Reid has a torn ACL and will miss the 2012 season.
“[I don't] even know what to say… Or do?!! I never asked for all this all I wanted was to play football,” Reid tweeted.
Reid was dismissed from FSU at the beginning of August, weeks after he was arrested on possession of marijuana, driving with a suspended license and a seatbelt violation. Reid also faced some off-the-field issues last season as well, but was one of the nation’s better punt returners and a solid member of the Seminoles’ secondary.