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FRIDAY, AUG. 27, 2010, 4:20 P.M.

Career over for WSU’s Daniels


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Some news on the LeAndre Daniels front and it's not good. The sophomore defensive back has a C1 neck fracture and is not only done for the season, his football career is over. According to the school, Daniels' injury, while it won't interfere with his normal day-to-day life, makes it unsafe for him to play football anymore. He will wear a halo collar, like former quarterback Gary Rogers wore, for 8 to 10 weeks, then a decision will be made on any possible surgery. Daniels redshirted as a freshman and started the first two games of 2009 before suffering a broken leg and missing the rest of the season. WSU coach Paul Wulff seemed heartbroken when I talked with him a few minutes ago, saying "my heart goes out to LeAndre." Daniels was hurt during practice last week, but the injury didn't seem all that serious. He was x-rayed and nothing was found. He seemed to be getting better at first, then, after a day of exercise, his neck hurt again. More tests were done and the fracture discovered. After long discussions with spine specialists, the decision was made to terminate his career. Daniels will remain on scholarship throughout his stay at WSU.




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