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At The Heights: Davis calls it quits; Gause surgery set for Wednesday

Posted by Mark Blaudschun, Globe Staff  October 31, 2010 03:33 PM

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The euphoria following Boston College's 16-10 win over Clemson on Saturday--a victory which snapped the Eagles five-game losing streak--was tempered by some sobering medical updates on the long Eagles' injury list.
BC coach Frank Spaziani said this afternoon that Wes Davis, the Eagles' fifth year senior and defensive co-captain who suffered a neck trauma in BC's 24-21 loss to Maryland last week, was calling an end to his football career.
Davis was taken off the field in a stretcher and spent the night at St. Elizabeth's Hospital. He was released the next day.
Davis who suffered a major neck injury which required surgery three years ago, talked to his doctors and his family and decided that it was time to move on with his life without football.
Spaziani also said that cornerback DeLeon Gause, who injured his right knee against Maryland, would undergo surgery on Wednesday to repair the damage. Spaziani said that the normal recovery time is three weeks with another 10 days factored in, depending on the individual.
That timetable would bring Gause back for the final regular season game at Syracuse on Nov. 27th.
Spaziani also said that offensive tackle Rich Lapham, who left Saturday's game against Clemson in the first quarter with a knee injury, was having an MRI taken this afternoon to determine the extent of the injury.

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