Is it me, or have there been an unusually inordinate number of gruesome leg-breaking incidents in football this season? Is it this new-fangled field turf? And, in the latest incident, Southern Miss’ DeAndre Brown was simply running a pattern by himself downfield when his leg decided it wanted to snap like a pretzel stick.
The organizers of the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl are pretty happy with all this, though, as it’s probably the only time anyone’s taken any time out of their day to talk about the game (which Southern Miss won over Troy, 30-27 in overtime).
Video, regrettably, after the jump.
This did air on ESPN, but proceed with caution:
The HATTIESBURG AMERICAN (via the CLARION LEDGER) does bring us some good news. It looks like Brown’s going to be OK:
Team Orthopedic Physician Lance Line said he planned to perform the surgery as soon as he arrived in Hattiesburg.
“It’s a clean break,” Line said via cell phone late Sunday night. “We’re going to operate tonight in Hattiesburg, and he will definitely miss all of spring practice, but if everything goes perfectly the rehab should take about six months.”
Brown is only a freshman, and set the school’s single-season receptions record this year.
(Thanks to EDSBS for the tip)