18 August 2007


It's official, Clemson running back Ray Ray McElrathbey is out for the season after tearing his ACL during Thursdays' practice. This comes nearly a month after Ray Ray had arthroscopic (don't know what that means, but it sounds technical) knee surgery, which limited his conditioning routine during the off season. Perhaps this contributed to his injury, but to that we can only speculate. Ray Ray, whom I think was named DFIG's favorite named Clemson player last year, is a team favorite who won national attention when he took custody of his younger brother. It is clear that life has dealt Ray Ray a bad hand lately, with the added burden of raising his brother, completing coursework and playing football. Hopefully he will heal quickly and be ready to rejoin the team for the 2008 season.

At least they'll have more time to spend together this season