December 22, 2006

Carlson, Ndukwe say they'll be ready

Perhaps it's the only thing they can say at the present time. But some two weeks before the Sugar Bowl against the LSU Tigers, tight end John Carlson and safety Chinedum Ndukwe-both trying to bounce back from end-of-the-season knee injuries-declared that they would be ready to go on Jan. 3.

Carlson has passed the "eye test" this week on the practice field. In fact, based upon the way Carlson moved during practice, it was difficult to discern which knee (his right) was sprained in the first quarter of the Air Force game on Nov. 11.

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