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BC's Harris has scope surgery

Posted by Mark Blaudschun, Globe Staff  August 17, 2011 06:31 PM

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Boston College hit its first speed bump of training camp this afternoon when BC coach Frank Spaziani annouonced that running back Montel Harris had undergone an arthroscopic procedure on his surgically repaired left knee and would be sidelined between 3 and four weeks.
Harris, who missed the end of the regular season last year and the Eagles' bowl game against Nevada, orginally injured the knee against Virginia last Nov. 20th and had it surgically repaired.
His come back has been slow, if not steady. After missing spring practice, Harris was declared ready to play when training camp opened last week and resume his chase of catching Derrick Knight as BC's all time leading rusher and former North Carolina State running back Ted Lewis as the all time Atlantic Coast Conference rusher.
But after practice on Monday, Harris told the coaching staff that his knee did not feel right. Doctors exasmined it and this morning arthroscopic surgery was performed.
Knight needed 102 yards to surpass Knight and 1,002 yards to sujplant Lewis, both seemingly within reach.
Surpassing Knight seems a given if Harris can return quickly, but catching Lewis would now appear more difficult.

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