Dante Love Of Ball State Undergoes Five-Hour Surgery To Correct Spinal Injury

College Football's Leading Receiver May Be Done, But There Is Good News

9/21/08 in NCAAF   |   CriticalFanatic   |   respect

Ball State's Dante Love entered the Cardinals game against Indiana as college football's leading receiver, averaging 144 yards. He left immobilized on a stretcher.

After hauling in his third reception early in the second quarter, Love collided with Indiana's Chris Atkins and lay motionless. It wasn't a vicious collision, just one of the helmet-to-helmet variety that never turn out well. Players are always taught to "see what you hit," but neither had their head up. You can see the play right here on BTN.

Ball State rolled over Indiana 42-20, but there was better news this afternoon. Love completed a five-hour surgery to correct a cervical cord fracture and spinal injury and was said to be moving all his extremities.

Love is an immensely talented player that has a future in the NFL, but for now we'll all settle for walking. No word yet on his possible return, but you'd have to think it's unlikely.

Ball State WR Dante Love has five-hour surgery to stabilize fracture
[Indy Star]
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9/21/08   |   ultramegaman

poor football player, he got pwned