UCLA cornerback Marcus Rios received the news last month that he might have to miss the 2013 season recovering from a rare fungus infection that at the time was supposed to require surgery. Even worse, the infection has a history of being extremely deadly.
Now, for the good news. According to the Los Angeles Times, Rios will not need surgery for the infection, located behind his eye and beneath his brain, and could return for the 2013 season.
The sophomore has had six surgeries already to try to clear out the fungus. He’s currently on medicine, which doctors think can deal with the issue.
Rios played in nine games last season and was expected to see more playing time this year. In any case, it’s just good to hear that there’s been an improvement in his situation.