|PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 24: Ray Graham #1 of the Pittsburgh Panthers is tackled by Lo Wood #23 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the game on September 24, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)|
- Maryland quarterback Devin Burns is out for the season with a foot injury. He is the third quarterback for Maryland this season to suffer a season-ending injury. C. J. Brown tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in August and was replaced by Perry Hills who tore the ACL in his left knee in a loss to North Carolina. Burns replaced Hills and ran for a touchdown but is out with an injury to the middle of his foot.
- Indiana State wide receiver Donald Spencer suffered a broken foot in the Sycamores' win at number one ranked North Dakota State. Head coach Trent Miles confirmed that Spencer had surgery on his foot and will miss the rest of the regular season. If Spencer is able to play against this season, ISU has a chance to make the playoffs. Miles said Spencer is expected to be out six to eight weeks. The junior is tops on the team in catches and second in receiving yards.
- Florida tight end Colin Thompson is still recovering from surgery in August to insert a screw in his right foot. It was expected that it would take six to eight weeks for him to recover. The 6-foot-4 freshman from Warminster, PA was expected to play a key role in the 23rd ranked Gators this season. Coach Will Muschamp said of Thompson's injury: "[It's] unfortunate and disappointing." Thompson had initial surgery in the spring but Muschamp says the injury to the ankle never fully healed.
- Notre Dame cornerback Lo Wood is out this season with a ruptured Achilles tendon. He suffered the injury while backpedaling and turning to run in practice in the preseason. Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly said of Wood, "I feel terrible for him. He's a young man that we all wanted to see get this opportunity that he's worked so hard for. But I feel really good about the other five corners we have as well. We've got five scholarship corners that we believe can play the kind of football necessary for us to be successful." Wood underwent surgery and is not expected back until spring practice.
- Michigan State offensive tackle Fou Fonoti is out for the season after suffering a broken foot and underwent surgery. The senior is likely to be a medical redshirt candidate.
- St. John's senior defensive back/wide receiver Max Forster suffered a broken foot against Augsburg and is likely out for the season. He had started for the Johnnies all season at cornerback, though he started at free safety before being injured on the game's second play. Forster has 17 tackles, including one for a loss, an interception, and two pass breakups.
- Brown University tailback Spiro Theodhosi's college career is over. He had surgery to repair a right midfoot injury. Theodhosi suffered a Lisfranc injury when a University of Rhode Island player inadvertently stepped on his heel, while his foot was flexed. He had been the feel-good story of the college football season, returning to the lineup after missing two years with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in each knee. Theodhosi won the New England Gold Helmet award for gaining 120 yards at Hold Cross, rushed for 85 yards against Harvard and 142 yards at Georgetown and was being touted for the NCAA comeback player of the year award after averaging 115.6 yards in his first three games.
- Arkansas State senior lineback Alonzo Highsmith is out for the remainder of the season with a severe foot injury that included ligament damage. At the time of the injury, Highsmith had recorded three tackles, one solo, a sack, and defended a pass. For the season, he had led the team with 54 tackles and two sacks. Highsmith underwent surgery to repair the ligament damage.
- Also Arizona State fullback/lineback Kiero Small underwent surgery for a foot injury. There was no timetable for his return and the injury occurred in a non-contact play during practice. Small is in his second year at Arizona and is the starting fullback.
Craig M. Kaufman, DPM
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