Saturday, April 12, 2008

The Post In Which I Explain That I Am Not Optimistic

A couple of weeks ago, in response to a BWRT question regarding whether Lee should be moved to the ILB position like Poz and Conner before him, I said the following:

This is a difficult question because you really want to make sure you are truly taking advantage of how good Sean Lee is. And lets not joke around, he will probably end up being the best of the three. Paul will be known for his leadership, and Connor ended up a little better statistically, but Lee brings both aspects to the table and I can't help but get excited about it.

Well, you've all heard:
"He was blitzing a quarterback, and his knee slid out from under him," Lee's father, Craig, told the Mirror on Friday evening. "We don't know the extent of it at this point."

The severity of the injury won't be known until Saturday morning, both Craig Lee and Penn State spokesman Jeff Nelson said. The Lee family was on its way to State College on Friday evening to visit Sean on campus.

"He's not in the hospital; he's in his dorm room," Craig Lee said.

If Saturday's test results show a ligament tear, Lee almost certainly would have to miss the 2008 season.

"He does have a redshirt year," Craig Lee said.

"Hopefully it's going to work out," Craig Lee said. "We'll see."

Asked how Sean's spirits were holding up after the injury, his father said: "Do you know my son? Then he's not in good spirits."

This really sucks, and I think I can honestly say I've never felt as bad for a guy as I do for Lee. Matt Hahn comes close, but thinking about that just reminds me how many shitty injuries we've had over the last couple of years.

Here's to hoping it's not as bad as it initially appears and that Lee gets back to doing what he does best.

1 comment:

Nick said...

I felt worse about Claxton on the basketball team, because he had no redshirt. That being said, this is just terrible news.