In mid-April, the Colorado Buffaloes issued a statement that starting quarterback Jordan Webb would miss the 2013 college football season due to a torn ACL, but it looks like that decision may have been a bit premature. The latest information to surface on Webb’s status indicates the senior signal-caller may be able to return later this season, less than six months after suffering the injury.
How’s that for muscle memory, Derrick Rose?
Webb’s rehab has been far ahead of schedule and Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre said in an interview with Yahoo! Sports that Webb could return by October.
“They’re working on him hard to get back as quick as he can get back and we’re shooting for him to hopefully be back some time in September and see how that goes for him,” MacIntyre said, via the Boulder Daily Camera. “But it’s definitely a step back. He’s not going to be able to get a sixth year the way everything worked out. So he’s got to push and try to get back and be able to help some this year.”
At times coaches can be a bit too optimistic about their own players, so you can’t put 100 percent stock in to MacIntyre’s comments, but Colorado head trainer Miguel Rueda shared the optimism, so maybe there is a real chance Webb returns.
“He had a great outcome with his surgery with Dr. (Eric) McCarty,” Rueda said, via the Denver Post. “A lot can happen between now and the first month of the season. We’re not ruling anything out. We’re comfortable with the progress he’s made.”
We are rooting for Webb to make a full and speedy recovery.
If he is unable to make it back to the field, it would be the end of his playing career and nobody wants to go out that way.