Thursday, September 21, 2006
Tennessee State head football coach James Webster received good news on the status of WR Mike Mason's knee injury. After further tests by orthopedic specialists, it has been determined that Mason suffered a sprain of his Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) rather than a tear. The sprain will require 4-5 weeks of rehabilitation, but Mason will be able to return to action for the Tigers this season. "We are extremely happy for Mike," said Webster. "Our preliminary reports indicated that he (Mason) would be out for the year." He concluded by saying, "But now we can expect him back for the bulk of our conference (OVC) season." Mason, a 5-11, 190 lb transfer for North Carolina, was injured on a kick return in the first quarter of TSU's game against Jackson State in Memphis (9/16). He was averaging 31.3 ypg on kick returns (2nd in the OVC) and had 122 yds on 11 receptions in three games. -- tsu --