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South Carolina’s Marcus Lattimore Suffers Gruesome Knee Injury [VIDEO]

Few things are as horrifying as a gruesome knee injury. And as far as gruesome knee injuries go, few are as bad as the one suffered by South Carolina’s Marcus Lattimore in today’s game against Tennessee.

On a scale of 1-to-Shaun Livingston, this one goes all the way to Shaun Livingston. This video is definitely not for the faint of heart. Take a look via ESPN, if you dare:

You have to feel for Lattimore, that is a devastating injury, potentially one that is career-ending. Just further evidence that there should be no age limit for college football players to enter the NFL draft. One injury like this and their entire life path is dramatically knocked off course.

Here’s hoping Lattimore is somehow able to make a full recovery.

  • infinite5k

    His lifepath should be playing a sport his loves in exchange for a free college education. If he’s not taking advantage of that then he made a poor choice – no one forces players to play college football. If guys want to play pro’s at 18 they can…. indoor leagues, cfl etc do not have age restrictions like the NCAA. The NCAA is not a body that promotes athlete-student, it promotes student-athlete… this rule will likely never change. Players would not benefit because underdeveloped 18 and 19 year olds would enter the league before their bodies are developed. VERY few 22-28 year olds NFL players are developed physically and mentally enough for the NFL much less some 18/19 year olds. And before you think the NFL would benefit from it, think again. Why would they NFL want to change their set-up? They have, essentially, a free development league that they can use to find the best talent. This is a perfect marriage for all involved… a change is not necessary.

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