USF starting receiver A.J. Love hurt, may miss season

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USF STARTING WR HURT, MAY MISS SEASON

USF senior receiver A.J. Love, expected to be a starter and key contributor, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Saturday's spring game and could miss the upcoming season, the school said Monday.

A magnetic resonance imaging test confirmed the injury. He suffered the same injury to his left knee in the 2008 St. Petersburg Bowl and recovered in time for the entire 2009 season, eight months after his injury — such a timetable after immediate surgery would allow for Love to play in a postseason bowl. A six-month recovery, considered the minimum after ACL surgery, would allow him to play in the second half of the season.

Losing Love hurts the Bulls at a position that already lacked depth. Senior Dontavia Bogan has more career receptions (60) than the rest of the largely unproven receivers combined (50).

Read more on Greg Auman's USF blog at blogs.tampabay.com/usf.

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USF starting receiver A.J. Love hurt, may miss season 04/19/10 [Last modified: Monday, April 19, 2010 11:27pm]

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