After practice on Friday morning, University of Louisville head coach Charlie Strong confirmed that sophomore wide receiver Michaelee Harris tore his ACL and will miss the entire 2012 season.
Harris injured his left knee, which was the opposite one he was currently rehabilitating after tearing his ACL last December before the Belk Bowl.
The product of Miami, Fla., was carted off the field Thursday morning and had an MRI, which confirmed what everyone thought when he went down. He planted in a 7-on-7 drill
Harris was the team’s second-leading receiver last season with 37 receptions for 455 yards and a pair of scores.
“I feel bad for him,” said Strong after practice. “He provides so much energy to the team and to watch any player go down is not a good feeling for me.”
Current teammate and childhood friend Eli Rogers also felt horribly for his fallen teammate.
“It was devastating for me,” said sophomore wide receiver Eli Rogers of Harris’ injury. “I’ve known Michaelee Harris all my life. It will bring us together as a team, especially the receiving corp. He was such a big leader on and off the field for us.”
The Cardinals were back on the field Friday morning with a 25-period practice in full pads. The Cardinals ended practice by going through a two-minute drill with the first and second units. When drives stopped, Matthew Nakatani and John Wallace booted field goals.
The Cardinals hit the field again Saturday morning for a 9 a.m. scrimmage.