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Miami allows injured WR to score touchdown during spring game

Miami Spring Football AP

A gruesome ankle injury suffered against Georgia Tech ended the 2012 season for Miami wide receiver Malcolm Lewis last September. Since then, Lewis has been working hard to recover in time for the 2013 season opener against FAU.

In the Hurricanes’ spring game on Saturday, Lewis got to show everyone just how far along he’s come. On one play, and without any defense, Lewis came on to the field and scored on a 75-yard touchdown pass where he ran down the sideline with his teammates jogging behind him.

“Mentally, it still kind of hurts watching my team practice while I’m by myself doing individual work,” Lewis said. “But I know I’m getting better every day. I’m trying to get overcome and get better and better every day.”

Spring games mean so little outside of evaluating, so getting Lewis on the field again was a nice gesture.

He deserves it,” Hurricanes coach Al Golden said. “A horrific injury back in the fall, the fortitude, the perseverance, the work ethic to come back from that and the courage to go out there and do that. Now we don’t have to worry about when he’s ready for FAU. That’s already passed. He’s already caught that ball and done it here and we’re moving forward. He’ll be full-speed by June.”

Well done, Golden and Co. Well done.

(Hat tip: AP) 

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5 Responses to “Miami allows injured WR to score touchdown during spring game”
  1. mgavin78 says: Apr 14, 2013 5:35 PM

    Go canes!!!

  2. canetic says: Apr 14, 2013 7:52 PM

    Unlike Rick Pitino when his guy was injured, Coach Golden ran to his injured player and consoled him while the trainers worked on him.

    Another reason it’s all about the U.

  3. melkipershero says: Apr 14, 2013 10:28 PM

    Uh.. did you see Rick crying?

  4. tommy57 says: Apr 15, 2013 5:32 AM

    Al Golden is a good guy and will help to repair the U’s reputation. He was my first choice to lead the PSU football program out of the abyss (he’s PSU grad, you know).

  5. dg0122 says: Apr 16, 2013 12:41 PM

    Very women’s basketball-ish.

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