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Conner Powers out of hospital, will have surgery next week

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Tue. November 30, 2010 | Adam Berry

After suffering a fractured tibia and torn MCL and PCL in Newsome's final game of the season, Conner Powers is out of Tampa General Hospital and preparing for surgery.

Wolves coach Ken Hiscock said the senior, Tampa Bay's leading rusher, will undergo surgery next week and begin rehab shortly afterward. This is the second time Powers has sustained an injury in his right knee -- the first, a Grade 2 PCL tear, prematurely ended his junior season -- but he did not have surgery following that injury, opting to rehab it instead.

Powers sustained the injury midway through the third quarter Friday. He was on the field for more than 10 minutes before paramedics were able to move him into the ambulance. Fans of both schools cheered when Powers was loaded into the ambulance and when the vehicle drove in front of the Newsome fans on its way out.

Powers ran for more than 4,500 yards in his impressive four-year career with the Wolves, including 1,790 yards on 231 carries -- both the most in Tampa Bay -- this season.

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