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Arkansas RB Williams to quit football after latest injury
Rawleigh Williams returned to the football field last season following a broken neck only after assurances from doctors. A second scare that left him sprawled out on the Razorbacks' indoor practice field last week has ended his career. Williams announced his decision to walk away from football in an article on the school's website on Monday, prematurely ending the career for one of the most promising young running backs in college football. "It still doesn't seem real yet, but I really don't have a choice," Williams wrote. "I've dodged the bullet twice. I realize that at the end of the day I want to live a normal life and be around my family." Williams, who was third in the Southeastern Conference with 1,360 yards rushing last season, suffered what coach Bret Bielema called a "stinger" during the team's final spring practice a week ago. He fell to the ground after a light hit during a partial-contact portion of practice, remaining there while trainers rushed to his side before loading him onto a stretcher and then taking him to the hospital in an ambulance. That came a year and a half after the 5-foot-10, 226-pound running back was originally injured as a freshman against Auburn in 2015 . While he was able to move his fingers, Williams' family was on hand for last week's practice and was clearly shaken by the sight. Williams and his family met doctors and later with Bielema before arriving at the decision to not risk a permanently disabling injury. "This next chapter in Rawleigh's life will be filled with unlimited success in any career path or anyway of life he chooses," Bielema said. "As a head coach I couldn't be more excited to begin the next chapter with him and be there for him." Williams said he was barely able to feel his hand and that it was really weak immediately following his latest injury. He said feeling in his body began to return quickly, but also that he knew the injury "was similar enough" to his previous neck injury. "The first thing I thought when it all happened was the reaction of my mom, dad, sister and brother," Williams said. "I didn't want them to go through this all over again. I just wanted to stand up to calm them down and show them that I was OK." Williams said he has watched a replay of the latest hit, and that because it was a normal hit he now understands that "any little thing can trigger it." "I also saw the reaction of my mom and my sister," Williams said. "That broke my heart. I can't do this anymore. I want to be able to walk." Williams said he plans to continue his education so that he can follow his father's childhood advice: "Don't work to just be the guy in the jersey on Sundays. Work to be the guy in the nice suit that's in the suite of the stadium making all the decisions." "I am very grateful," Williams said. "It is sad but I truly believe God has a plan for my life. I believe I'm going to be blessed more than I could ever imagine. Even though my plan isn't going to happen, I know that his plan is better than my plan."
May 9, 2017

Gators QB Trask, LB Knight undergo surgery
Florida quarterback Kyle Trask had knee surgery Wednesday and is expected to make a full recovery in four weeks. A redshirt freshman from Manvel, Texas, Trask fell behind projected starter Feleipe Franks during spring practice and was outplayed in the annual Orange & Blue game last week. Working mostly with the second-team offense and against the starting defense, Trask completed 6 of 15 passes for 66 yards, with an interception. The Gators also said linebacker Camrin Knight had right knee surgery Wednesday and will have his left knee operated on next month. The team also said defensive end Jordan Sherit, receiver Rick Wells and tight end Harry Gornto are not on track to be medically cleared in time for fall practice.
April 12, 2017

Ga Tech QB Jordan to miss rest of spring with foot injury
Georgia Tech quarterback Matthew Jordan will miss the remainder of spring football practice because of a foot injury.
April 11, 2017

USC freshman LB Katoa out for the year with knee injury
Southern California freshman linebacker Tayler Katoa will miss the upcoming season after tearing a knee ligament during spring practice. USC coach Clay Helton announced Katoa's injury Saturday. Katoa was an early enrollee at USC. The Layton, Utah, product picked the Trojans in December over in-state schools Utah and BYU. Katoa was recruited by several schools as a quarterback, but he was off to a strong start as an inside linebacker for the defending Rose Bowl champions. Helton said Katoa will need knee surgery. He is expected to be sidelined for nine months.
April 1, 2017

South Carolina's Coates to miss NCAA Tournament with injury
South Carolina's road to a possible return to the Final Four just got a little more difficult. Gamecocks forward Alaina Coates will not return to the lineup for the NCAA Tournament because of a right ankle sprain she suffered more than three weeks ago. The 6-foot-4 Coates has missed three of the past five games since first suffering the injury in a 62-60 loss at Missouri on Feb. 19.
March 14, 2017

Washington's Sidney Jones injures left leg in workouts
Sidney Jones, a potential first-round draft pick, injured his left leg during defensive back drills in pro day workouts at the University of Washington on Saturday. The Washington cornerback was performing one of his final drills of the session when he quickly pulled up and went down to the turf at the Dempsey Indoor Center. As he was beginning to make a break out of his backpedal, Jones immediately began favoring his left leg and tumbled to the ground.
March 11, 2017

South Carolina's Alaina Coates out with ankle injury
All-Southeastern Conference forward Alaina Coates will miss No. 5 South Carolina's league tournament opener against Georgia because of a lingering ankle injury.
March 3, 2017

Washington star Markelle Fultz questionable with sore knee
Washington freshman Markelle Fultz, the leading scorer in the Pac-12 Conference, has not been cleared by team doctors to play due to a sore knee and may miss the final two regular-season games. Coach Lorenzo Romar said Tuesday that Fultz has yet to be given clearance by the team's medical staff to return to game action. Fultz has missed three of the past five games due to the knee issue, including last Sunday's loss to rival Washington State.
February 28, 2017

Alaina Coates 'day-to-day' with ankle sprain
South Carolina coach Dawn Staley says center Alaina Coates' status is uncertain heading into the final regular-season game against No. 22 Kentucky on Sunday. Coates missed the Gamecocks' 80-64 win at Texas A&M on Thursday night with a sprained right ankle. Coates, a 6-foot-4 senior, leads the Southeastern Conference with 11.2 rebounds.
February 24, 2017

Florida center Egbunu out for season with knee injury
Florida center John Egbunu will miss the remainder of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee at Auburn. Egbunu, a 6-foot-11 redshirt junior from Nigeria, injured his knee in the first half of No. 15 Florida's seventh straight victory Tuesday night. Florida says his recovery time is projected at 10 to 12 months
February 15, 2017