Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone has made a concerted effort to recruit New York talent. Those efforts have proven to be successful in recent years. One of those prospects is Rochester (NY) product Devan Carter. A talented running back, Carter was recruited to play linebacker for the Orange. Unfortunately, he was injured this past week and is out for the rest of his senior season.
"Yeah I had a spiral fracture on my fibula," Carter said. "It sucks. It happened against West Irondequoit."
Carter described the pain as an eight out of ten. He remembers the play that resulted in the injury clearly.
"It was 24-power," the Brighton High star recalled. "I broke away and was running to the end zone. There was one more defender to beat. He dove to get me out of bounds and I guess the way he hit me it got my legs caught up with his legs. The pressure was just too much and spiral cracked my fibula on my left leg."
Despite the injury, doctor's told Carter he was lucky. He is expected to make a full recovery without any long-term effects.
"I didn't tear any tendons or ligaments," he explained. "I don't really have to rehab or anything, I just have to heal it up. I just have to rest and let it heal and I'll be good. I should be back and ready to work out and stuff in like a month and a half or two months.
"The doctors told me initially out of anything that could happen this was probably the best thing that could happen with how I was hit. I didn't rip any ligaments or damage any joints or anything. It's just a crack in the bone."
Carter had previously mentioned that he wanted to take a visit to Syracuse. He said, this injury does not change those plans.
CuseNation.com's John Garcia Jr. contributed to this report