Monday, August 9, 2010

Bad luck continues to dog USF receivers

Just when you think things couldn’t get any worse for the USF receiving corps_ Well they do.

Colby Erskin, who has spent more time in rehab the past five years than on the football field is now out for the season again.

After being granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA, Erskin tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee for the fourth time in last Saturday’s practice. It’s the same knee he has had three previous surgeries on for tearing his ACL.

USF head coach Skip Holtz reportedly was very skeptical about allowing Erskin to play this season, but apparently gave into his wishes.

His injury is just the latest in a run of bad luck that has dogged the USF receiving corps this year. First A.J. Love tore his ACL in the spring game and then highly regarded Sterling Griffin broke his ankle. Both were starters and Love was being touted as one of the top receivers in the Big East Conference.

Carlton Mitchell opted to go to the NFL while three other receivers chose not to return to the team (Patrick Richardson, Ed Alcin and Jason Sherman).

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