The rehab from a significant knee injury kept one of the most dynamic playmakers in the college game on the sidelines for spring practice, but that won’t be the case moving forward.
Late last week, Chuckie Keeton revealed on his Instagram account that Utah State’s medical staff has medically cleared him to return, presumably to all football-related activities. Keeton suffered a tear of both the ACL and MCL in his knee during an early-October loss to BYU last season and was held out of the 15 spring sessions as a precaution.
Here’s the entirety of Keeton’s “statement” on the social media website:
7 months ago what I thought was a tragedy happened to me. With the grace of God I stand today a new person in several different aspects. I have been CLEARED today for action and can only thank God for his grace and mercy on myself and my family. “Behold, I am Jehovah, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me?” Let’s roll #aggienation
Barring some type of setback, Keeton should be 100-percent healthy well ahead of the 2014 season opener against Tennessee Aug. 30 in Knoxville.
At the time he sustained the injury, Keeton was second in the country with 17 touchdown passes. There had been a low Heisman buzz building, and you can expect Keeton’s name will litter numerous preseason lists of stiff-armed favorites.