Miami CB Malek Young needs career-ending neck surgery

Miami cornerback Malek Young's football career is over. The Hurricanes announced Sunday that a neck injury Young sustained during last month's Orange Bowl against Wisconsin will require career-ending surgery to repair. Young will remain on scholarship for the remainder of his academic career. Miami did not reveal the specifics of his injury. "After discussions with my family and the UM medical staff we have determined that my football career should come to an end," Young said in a statement released by the university. "I look forward to getting healthy, working toward my degree and continuing to support my teammates, as I know they will continue to support me." Several players and coaches posted public messages of support on social media after learning of the decision. Young finished his sophomore season with 43 tackles and two interceptions for Miami, which finished 10-3 and won the Atlantic Coast Conference's Coastal Division title. Young appeared in all 13 games and was the first player to wear the Hurricanes' famed "Turnover Chain," one of college football's top phenomenon this past season and was presented to Miami defenders who recorded takeaways. Young was hurt early in the Orange Bowl, though the severity of whatever happened was not apparent at the time. He was on the field as part of Miami's kick coverage team to open the game and played the first defensive series, recording no stats. "While we're disappointed that Malek's football career is over, his health is our top priority," Miami coach Mark Richt said. "Malek is a terrific young man, one who I'm confident will go on to accomplish great things." Young is the second Miami player whose career ended prematurely in recent weeks because of injury. Redshirt sophomore linebacker Jamie Gordiner announced earlier this offseason that he is giving up the game because of repeated knee injuries. Gordiner only appeared in one game during his three years on the Hurricanes' roster.
January 21, 2018

Clemson's Donte Grantham out for season

Clemson senior forward Donte Grantham has a torn ACL and is done for the season.

Grantham suffered the gruesome-looking injury Saturday when the No. 20 Clemson team beat Notre Dame at Littlejohn Coliseum. There were about 11 minutes remaining in the game and Grantham's knee buckled when he was fouled from behind. Brownell said Grantham would have an MRI and the coach was hopeful Grantham would be able to play again at some point this season.

Grantham was second on Clemson's team scoring-wise, averaging 14.2 points per game with 6.9 rebounds per contest. Among the best leaders Clemson has, it was Grantham and fellow senior Gabe DeVoe who were adamant in making sure the rest of the Tigers' team bought into Brownell's defense-heavy initiative this summer. Brownell challenged his team in a new way to dramatically improve the defensive effort and Grantham was integral in setting the example so that the message carried over. It proved to pay off on the court as the Clemson basketball team started this season better than it has in over a decade.
January 21, 2018

Texas QB Buechele to have surgery on torn hip muscle

Texas quarterback Shane Buechele will undergo surgery for a torn muscle in his hip and abdomen area but should return in time for spring practice in March. Buechele was the full-time starter as a freshman in 2016 then split starts with freshman Shane Ehlinger in 2017. Buechele started the Longhorns' win over Missouri in the Texas Bowl. Buechele played only the first half of the Texas Bowl but didn't play in the second. Texas officials said he tore a hip abductor in the game but the injury wasn't announced until Wednesday night. Surgery was scheduled for Thursday. Buechele passed for 1,405 yards and seven touchdowns in nine games in 2017.
January 17, 2018

TCU guard Jaylen Fisher out with knee injury

TCU sophomore guard Jaylen Fisher is out indefinitely with a right knee injury. Fisher's injury occurred during Tuesday's practice. Fisher is the starting point guard for the 13-4 Horned Frogs, averaging 12.3 points and 5.4 assists. Over his last four games, Fisher has put up 16.3 points and 4.3 assists, including a 22-point effort in a loss to Oklahoma on Saturday. TCU has lost four of five in Big 12 play, after starting the season 12-0. Without Fisher, expect guard Alex Robinson (7.4 PPG, 4.9 APG) to see more time on the ball. Jamie Dixon is also likely to use a bigger lineup that features 6-foot-5 Desmond Bane (12.1 PPG) and 6-foot-7 Kouat Noi (9.1 PPG) on the wings.
January 17, 2018

Irish guard D.J. Harvey to miss four weeks with bone bruise on left knee

Notre Dame freshman wing D.J. Harvey is expected to miss four weeks after an MRI revealed only a bone bruise on his left knee. He left Tuesday night's game against Louisville and later returned to the bench with his leg immobilized. Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said after the team's 82-78 loss in double overtime that he hoped Harvey had not suffered an ACL injury. The 6-foot-6 Harvey is averaging 5.8 points and 2.9 rebounds for Notre Dame in 19 games, starting five. ESPN rated Harvey as the No. 12 small forward and No. 53 overall player in the 2017 recruiting class.
January 17, 2018

South Carolina F A'ja Wilson still hurting

South Carolina coach Dawn Staley expects All-American forward A'ja Wilson to miss her second straight game with a sprained right ankle when the 10th-ranked Gamecocks play at Vanderbilt. Staley said Wednesday that Wilson thinks she's playing, but she's probably not playing. Wilson, the two-time defending Southeastern Conference player of the year, got hurt in the final minute of a win over Auburn on Jan. 11. She missed an 86-70 loss to No. 6 Tennessee last Sunday, sitting on the bench with a pink cast and needing a scooter to keep her injured ankle off the ground. Staley says there's no timetable for Wilson's return. The coach says Wilson's backup, 6-foot-2 sophomore Mikiah Herbert-Harrigan, will also miss Thursday's Vanderbilt game with a bone bruise to her left knee.
January 17, 2018

Areanna Combs to miss remainder of 2017-18 campaign

Oklahoma State's Areanna Combs will miss the remainder of the 2017-18 season due to injury .
January 13, 2018

De'Ron Davis undergoes surgery and Is out for the season

Indiana University men's basketball sophomore center De'Ron Davis, who started the first 15 games for the Hoosiers this season, underwent surgery today to repair a torn Achilles tendon in his right leg and will miss the remainder of the season.
January 10, 2018

Stokes Out Due to Injury

Junior guard Kamau Stokes will be out for an undetermined period of time after sustaining an injury in the first half of Saturday's game at Texas Tech.
January 8, 2018

Northwestern QB Clayton Thorson tears ACL in right knee

Northwestern quarterback Clayton Thorson has a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, throwing his future up in the air. He will have surgery in mid-January. There was no timetable for his return. Thorson announced last month he would return for his senior season. He was then injured catching a pass on a trick play during a win over Kentucky in the Music City Bowl on Friday. Thorson came up clutching his right knee after being tackled and left the field on a cart. Coach Pat Fitzgerald said after the game that the preliminary exam indicated no serious injury. Subsequent tests revealed the tear. Thorson's 27 victories are the most by a Northwestern starting quarterback. He ranks second on the school's all-time list in yards passing, completions and total offense. The Wildcats (10-3) hit the 10-win mark for the second time in three years and posted bowl victories in back-to-back seasons for the first time. Their 2018 opener is at Purdue on Aug. 30.
January 8, 2018