Van De Boe's injury not severe



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Tue. September 8, 2009 | Izzy Gould | Email

There were concerns Mitchell quarterback Cody Van De Boe's knee injury was far worse than it proved to be. The Mustangs' senior learned last week he suffered a strained medial collateral ligament and anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

Now he's on course to return no later than Oct. 2 against Wesley Chapel, and perhaps sooner.
Van De Boe first feared he had suffered a torn MCL, which would have sidelined him for a minimum of six weeks.

"I was really excited when I heard the news," Van De Boe said. "I was looking at six weeks to get back. Now I'm trying to get back."

Van De Boe is at therapy three times a week going through strengthening exercises, riding a stationary bike and icing the injured knee.

He's still not clear on how the injury happened. Some people tell him he was hit, but he hasn't seen a replay of the game.

"I just remember dropping back," Van De Boe said. "I tried to run and my knee went the other way. I tried to get up and walk, but I just fell."

On game nights, Van De Boe is on the sideline trying to encourage his teammates.

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