Coach Steve Sarkisian released this evening that Deontae Cooper will be forced to sit out this season due to injury. Cooper simply cannot catch a break as he tears a his ACL in his right knee. He probably feels as if he will never play football. His college career has consisted of recovering from knee injuries. He has had two previous torn ligaments in his left knee.
He has already missed two seasons and will now have to sit out for a third. This torn ACL will need surgery and will force Cooper to spend this season recovering. It is sad for any Husky fan and really any fan as he simply cannot get on the field. Disheartening.
Here is the statement from CoachSark.com:
I am saddened and dismayed to report that Deontae Cooper has torn the ACL in his right knee while participating in a non-contact drill during practice. Deontae has done everything we have asked of him, and has been an example to his teammates with his hard work in the classroom, and the dedication he showed in returning from two previous ACL surgeries in his left knee. Our football program will do everything we can to support him in this tough time.
Cooper was a highly rated running-back out of high school and was expected to be a big-time contributor for the Huskies. Yet injuries have kept him from even playing in one collegiate game.