May 8, 2012
Garrison expected to come back fighting
Dustin Garrison was on the verge of capping off a very successful freshman season for West Virginia in preparation for the 2012 Discover Orange Bowl against Clemson when the unexpected happened. In the first non-padded practice, the Pearland, Texas, native injured his left knee, which led to surgery and the road to recovery.
Garrison was the team's leading rusher at the time of the injury with 742 yards and six touchdowns, taking the job by the horns and running with it earlier in the season.
But after his injury to the anterior cruciate ligament and slight medial collateral ligament sprain in his left knee, the recovery table was set at around six months, which would cause him to miss not only the Orange Bowl, but the entire set of spring drills as well.
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