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At The Heights: Lapham returns to practice

Posted by Mark Blaudschun, Globe Staff  November 17, 2010 04:46 PM

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Good news for Boston College offensive tackle Rich Lapham who returned to full practice this week after injuring left leg against Clemson on Oct. 30th and missing the last two games

."We'll work him in gradually and see how it goes,'' said BC coach Frank Spaziani before practice this afternoon. ...Spaziani was less optimistic about the return of cornerback DeLeon Gause ,who injured his knee against Maryland.

"It's going to take longer,'' said Spaziani, who says that Gause will not be return during the regular season.
Wide receiver Billy Flutie had surgery to repair what he was told was a torn hamstring last Friday. Only problem was that when the doctors looked for the tear, they couldn't find one.

"I was kind of bummed out,'' said Flutie this afternoon "I woke up expecting to have this huge cast on my leg and I was told that there wasn't really a tear. Without the surgery, Flutie would definitely have been able to return for a post season game. Once the doctors found there was no tear, they did some cleaning up of the area, but nothing major, which means that Flutie's recovery period is now in the six week range instead of the two month period which major surgery dictated...BC linebacker Luke Kuechly was one of the five finalists of the Football Writer's Association Bronco Nagurski Award as Defensive Player of the Year. Kuechly is also expected to be a finalist for the Butkus Award as the nation's best collegiate linebacker. That list will be released next week.

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