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Harris out of Clemson game for BC

Posted by Mark Blaudschun, Globe Staff  October 5, 2011 04:07 PM

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More bad news for the embattled Boston College football team. BC coach Frank Spaziani annoounced before practice this afternoon that running back Montel Harris had an MRI on his left knee and had been "shut down'' for this week's game against Clemson
"Montel had an MRI and he had a little swelling so we are shutting him down,'' said Spaziani. "They just did the MRI. I haven't had time to discuss with Montel, but he isn't playing this week and next week we have off.''
Harris has had two surgical procedures on his left knee and reinjured it in Saturday's 27-19 loss to Wake Forest on a run in which he had surpassed Derrick Knight to become BC's all-time leading rusher.
With a 1-4 start and any more significant time on the sideline, the prospect of Harris returning this season are diminishing, which could mean the end of his career at BC, unless he can get cleared for a medical redshirt.
With Harris out, backup Andre Williams would be the main running back, but Harris twisted his right ankle against Wake Forest and is regarded as "iffy'', which leaves BC with Tajh Kimble and Rolandan "Deuce'' Finch as the main backs.
"Deuce is now Uno'' said Spaziani, trying to put on a happy face on a grim situation

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