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Buckeyes’ freshman LB tears ACL for second time

Kyle Berger

As the day of ACL tears continues here at CFT, the Ohio State Buckeyes are the latest to be hit by the devastating injury.

Freshman linebacker Kyle Berger tweeted Monday he tore his ACL again. It’s the second time within a year Berger suffered the same injury. The four-star recruit missed all of his final season in high school after originally tearing the ligament during a scrimmage against Canton (Ohio) McKinley. The Buckeyes weren’t deterred and continued to recruit Berger.

In fact, Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer was eager to get Berger on campus to see what he could do.

Five months later, Ohio State’s vaunted freshman linebacker class is down to three options. Raekwon McMillan is expected to push for early playing time as one of the top freshmen in the country, while Dante Booker and Sam Hubbard are expected to be the team’s future at the position.

Berger, meanwhile, will be fitted for a medical redshirt, rehab and attempt to develop into the player Meyer was giddy about in March.

(Photo courtesy of Rivals.com)

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5 Responses to “Buckeyes’ freshman LB tears ACL for second time”
  1. anc713 says: Aug 11, 2014 9:24 PM

    Hate to see this happen to any player, especially twice. Here’s hoping to see the kid make a full recovery and get back on the field.

  2. canetic says: Aug 11, 2014 9:34 PM

    These guys work so hard all year and then to have to step back for a year or two must be really disappointing. Hopefully he makes it back on the field next year to fulfill his dreams.

  3. derekgorgonstar says: Aug 11, 2014 9:42 PM

    Much as I like to mock the buckeyes, (and who wouldn’t?), I can’t crack a joke on this.

    I saw the multiple ACL thing happen to Sean Lee, and it just sucks.

  4. scbaby2013 says: Aug 11, 2014 11:46 PM

    Not a buckeye fan, however I wish nothing but the best for the young man and hope he gets better soon

  5. brtndr4u says: Aug 12, 2014 11:33 AM

    sometime fate doesn’t allow you to follow dreams,but hopefully he can get a degree

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