August 26, 2009

UofL QB commit suffers bad break

Mike Rocco, a 6-3, 205-pound quarterback from Liberty Christian Academy (Lynchburg, Va.) committed to Louisville in July, and he was hoping the next few months would include a big senior season and another state championship, which he helped his team win as a sophomore. However, a late hit in a scrimmage has changed expectations for Rocco's senior year.

Rocco, who had thrown for more than 2,000 yards in each of the past two seasons, suffered a broken ulna in his left (non-throwing) arm and a dislocated radius. He currently has nine screws and a plate in his arm, and he will be out for four to six weeks. Because of the injury, it's unlikely he'll return to play quarterback for his team this season, but he could return to play safety later in the season when he gets cleared to play.

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