Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Good news on the UConn injury front

When linebacker Chris Britton and defensive back Tahj Herring-Wilson were forced to leave Friday's UConn spring game due to injury, it was uncertain if they would be able to hit the field when preseason camp kicks off in July.

At today's Fenway Gridiron Classic media day in Boston, UConn coach Randy Edsall said both players should be good to go when the team hits the field in three months.

"Chris has a high ankle sprain, Tahj had a concussion and they'll be fine," Edsall said. "That is the one thing that I am pleased about that we came through the spring well in terms of injuries, we only had the one which you don't like to see with EJ (Levenberry)."
Levenberry, a senior linebacker expected to push for a starting job, tore his ACL during spring drills. Edsall said he believes that no other ligaments were torn which could speed up his recovery time.
"He is off crutches now, I don't know what will happen there if he would have a chance to get back towards the end of the season but I am not anticipating that," Edsall said.

Edsall said he is meeting with every player on the team before he hits the road recruiting on Wednesday. He also had a chance to watch film of Friday's spring practice which brought an end to spring practice.

"I don't much of a difference of opinion of what I saw (during) the game," Edsall said. "There were some things during the game that we did well and plenty of things we still have to work on. I started meeting with the players yesterday and I finish that up tomorrow. They are very eager, anxious and hungry to get going with the summer program. They appreciate the honesty and candor that the coaches have as we sat down and talked to them told them what they need to do to get better. They want to get better. There are things that we have in place that we can take advantage of. We will test them this week in terms of bench, squat, power clean, vertical jump but I know we have to become a much stronger team than we are right now but I like the direction we are going in."


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