By Aram Tolegian
West Covina standout defensive back Isaiah Love is making good progress as he tries to return from an unfortunate offseason neck injury.
According to Bulldogs head coach Mike Maggiore, Love’s neck fracture is completely healed as are two ligaments.
“It looks like he’ll be able to play this year at some point,” Maggiore said. “It just depends on how rehab goes. He wants to play, but no doctor is going to clear him unless he’s completely healed. He also has to get comfortable with it again, too.”
Love hasn’t practiced yet and Maggiore has ruled him out for the Bulldogs’ Week Zero opener against reigning Central Division champion Colony on Aug. 28. Love also is likely to miss the following week’s game against St. Francis.
Love did receive offers from Colorado and Washington State last week and Maggiore estimated Love’s college offers now exceed 10 schools. Love injured his neck when he was involved in a car accident earlier this summer while traveling to UC Berkeley for an unofficial visit with his 7-on-7 team Boby By Tra.