Great News! Taylor Only Out 8-10 Weeks

Great News! Taylor Only Out 8-10 Weeks

When the news that Jamar Taylor injured his knee in Saturday's practice, many feared the worse and that it he tore his ACL, and was done for the 2009 season. However when the tests came back it revealed that Taylor only sprained his knee and is expected to miss only 8-10 weeks.

When the news Jamar Taylor injured his knee in Saturday's practice, many feared the worse and that it he tore his ACL, and would be lost for the entire 2009 season. However when the tests came back the news wasn't as bad as first thought and it revealed that Taylor only sprained his knee and is expected to miss 8-10 weeks.

"JT learned this morning that no surgery is required," wrote Leavitt on his Twitter page. "Rehab and get on the field. Great News!"

Considering that most thought he be done for the season, an 8-10 week rehab and mostly missing 5-7 games is very good news. An 8-week recovery would have him missing 5-games and possibly returning as early as the Bulls second BIG EAST game against Cincinnati on Oct .15. A 10-week recovery would have him missing 7 games and returning either against Pittsburgh on Oct. 24 or West Virginia on Oct. 30.

"We are excited for JT," said Leavitt. "Our team is excited that he won't need surgery and that he should be able to rejoin the team during the BIG EAST portion of the schedule."

Taylor has 447 career rushing yards, 4.8 yards per carry and five touchdowns in 23 games played for the Bulls, and was battling for the starting job with Moise Plancher and Mike Ford, but was considering one of best all-around backs on the team.

"I don't know if anybody is similar to Jamar Taylor's style, he's unique," said USF RB coach Carl Franks. "They're all unique, but Jamar brings a lot of toughness to that group. Jamar was the guy that was the mean, get after you, do whatever it takes type guy, and he played with a lot of emotion."

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