Tuesday, September 2, 2003

Wright gets scare in first game back



By Bill Koch
The Cincinnati Enquirer

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Mike Wright thought his leg was broken.

The University of Cincinnati defensive tackle, making his first start after spending a year rehabbing a torn left anterior cruciate ligament, got his leg caught in a pile early in the third quarter of UC's win over East Carolina and had to be helped off the field.

"My ankle popped," Wright said. "It sounded like I broke my lower leg. I heard it crack twice."

Wright pounded his fist on the sideline training table while the leg was examined and covered his head with a towel as he was driven off the field on a cart to have X-rays.

Much to his relief, there was no break, just a sprain. He hopes to be able to play in two weeks when UC plays its next game at West Virginia.




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