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I heard that he had surgery and that was it. I wish him a speedy recovery!
Surgery a success, now comes rehab ... takes time
Everything went perfect with the surgery. it wasn't a complicated procedure and now it's time to rehab.
From the attached article... He (Kennard) said he expects to have the opportunity to return late in the 2012 season if he desires.
From Devon "I have plenty of options," Kennard said Tuesday. "I just have to figure out what's best when the time comes."
USC defensive end Devon Kennard underwent successful surgery on his torn pectoralis major muscle on Monday, he told ESPNLosAngeles.com. He said he expects to have the opportunity to return late in the 2012 season if he desires...
This post was edited by NBTrojanPres 23 months ago
Lane was on espn radio M & I show saying Devon might come back this season, was he thinking of Jan.
“We can only be a great football team one day at a time. We now have one chance — and that’s tomorrow.” - CPC
Hopefully he can come back if we are playing in the Natty. Even if he redshirts though, I don't see him coming back to be a 5th year senior IMO.
he will come back. Draft stock would not be that high.
Now if we are playing in the natty, and Kennard is good to go, then go for it.
This post was edited by MJRuffalo 23 months ago
Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken
I remember that John Robinson used Ty Sperling for the 1980 Rose Bowl in this exact same capacity. Sperling was a defensive lineman who was injured early in the season (or pre-season, I can't remember) only to come back for one REALLY IMPORTANT game on January 1st against Ohio State, which burned his redshirt.
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honestly, it may be that high. The scouts know who he is. He's no "under the radar" prospect.
Obviously he'll be able to test those waters as he gets closer to ending his rehab. In all honesty, I don't know if I would say either. If he gets his degree, then I would bet he goes for the draft. I'd be quite surprised if he went undrafted, even without playing this whole year.
All he'd have to do is show the GMs that he's healthy, and can execute the pass-rush drills at a high level. I can't imagine he wouldn't be able to.
see below. double post
This post was edited by trojanpride 23 months ago
I have to agree with Ruffalo here. If he doesn't play at all this year, coming off an injury he most likely does not get drafted. Scouts know who he is but what he's put on tape is a year of struggling as a starting MLB and a decent year as the #1 backup DE. I really don't think he shown enough to warrant more than a late round flier (and that's where draft prognosticators have his stock rated now).
I love that he has selflessly done what the coaches have asked of him but he needs to have a good year as a starting player and needs to display the pass rushing moves that we know is capable of in a game setting. I think it would be a mistake to not play this year and take a chance on the draft.
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