August 12, 2010

Injuries put a damper on Thursday practice

NASHVILLE, Tenn.-Vanderbilt's effort to improve on offense this year may have just gotten a little tougher.

A key pair of second-teamers, tight end Austin Monahan and running back Zac Stacy, both went down with injuries at Thursday evening's practice. The injuries happened on back-to-back plays about three-fourths of the way through the Commodores' seventh workout of the summer.

Both suffered knee sprains, with Monahan hurting his right knee, and Stacy hurting his left. Coach Robbie Caldwell, wasn't certain about what happened to precipitate either injury, though Stacy's occurred after about a five-yard run that ended at the bottom of a pile of players.

VU hopes that an MRI on Friday will reveal more about the severity of the injuries.

Stacy backs up reigning Southeastern Conference freshman of the year Warren Norman, and with Kennard Reeves out with what appears to be a minor hamstring injury, and Wesley Tate out with foot and knee issues, Norman was the only scholarship tailback left standing at the end of practice.

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