Tuesday, December 14, 2010

LaVarus Williams not medically cleared to play

Per the CMU football team, Redshirt Sophomore LaVarus Williams was not medically cleared to play next season following his medical evaluation after the season and will not be part of the Chippewas in 2011 or any time thereafter.

Williams has had numerous surgeries on his knee over his time at CMU which has caused him to miss a lot of time. During three years on campus, Williams appeared in 22 games, missing 9 in 2008 because of a knee injury and another 8 this season because of the same knee. IN his career he had 38 tackles, 2 interceptions, and 5 pass deflections.

According to sources close to the team, each season coaches sit down with injured players and the team doctors to discuss their injury from the season and what steps need to be taken in the offseason to get them medically ready to play. In the case of Williams, the team doctor felt his knee was not healthy enough and would not be healthy enough for him to compete at the Division 1 level. Williams, Dan Enos, and the team doctor were all aware of the medical evaluation that was made after the season concluded.

Williams has made a number of facebook postings over the last few days expressing his disappointment in the situation and also appeared to get a second opinion from a doctor outside of the team that may have conflicting results with what CMU discovered. If I hear anything from Williams himself, I will be sure to update his thoughts on the situation.

For now, LaVarus Williams' days as a Central Michigan football player appear to be over.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Always get a 2nd and 3rd opinion be for deciding the best course of action.

December 14, 2010 at 11:56 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always enjoyed watching him play. Best wishes for him and his family.
God Bless

December 15, 2010 at 10:42 AM 

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