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Broad Run's Peeler to undergo surgery Wednesday

During Broad Run's win over Amherst in the Virginia AA Division 4 state championship on Dec. 12, All-Met running back T.J. Peeler went down with a left knee injury while making a tackle in the first half.

Peeler came back on the sideline on crutches and originally said that the injury was only a sprain, but it turns out the injury was far worse than initially expected. Peeler tore his anterior cruciate ligament, and the Pitt-bound senior will undergo reconstructive surgery on Wednesday, according to John Costello, Peeler's guardian.

Costello, who also coaches basketball at Broad Run, said in a phone interview that Peeler likely faces a year of rehabilitation and recovery, and that he will likely take either a medical redshirt or perhaps will not enroll at Pitt until next January in order to maintain full eligibility.

Costello said Pitt has maintained their commitment to Peeler, a 6-foot-1, 205-pound tailback, and that they are hopeful that he will be able to play as a freshman upon his return from the injury.

It looks like that means fall 2011, however.

By Paul Tenorio  |  January 12, 2010; 11:14 AM ET
Categories:  AA Dulles , Broad Run , Football , Region II  
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What a letdown this must be for TJ and his family of supporters. I wish him a speedy and healthy recovery.

Posted by: goose33 | January 12, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully Pitt will honor their commitment to the young man. I pray that he makes a full and speedy recovery!

Posted by: whatyoutalkinboutman | January 13, 2010 12:43 AM | Report abuse

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