Sheller to miss season

Here’s the release from UCLA on offensive lineman Sean Sheller, who will miss the season. He suffered a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament and the medial collateral ligament.

UCLA redshirt sophomore offensive tackle Sean Sheller will miss the 2008 football season due to injuries suffered in a vehicle accident last Friday.

An MRI showed that Sheller’s left knee sustained a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament and the medial collateral ligament. Surgery to reconstruct the ACL and repair the MCL will be scheduled at a later date. His left ankle also sustained a wound which is being treated on a daily basis to prevent infection.

“Our hearts go out to Sean and his family,” said head coach Rick Neuheisel. “The young man is devastated. I am confident that his surgery will go well and he will come back better than ever.”

“It really hasn’t hit me that I won’t be able to play this year,” said Sheller. “I am anxious to have the surgery so that I can begin my rehab and get back with my teammates as soon as possible.”

Sheller was the projected starter at right tackle.

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  • Anonymous

    way to go sheller, way to go

  • VB

    And what do you know, another one of our brilliant players will miss the season. And not because he was working too hard in the weight room or because he stepped in a pot-hole in practice, but because he was stupidly riding at ATV a couple months before the season. Now we are even THINNER at the O-line position.

    Way to go Sheller! Burning a red-shirt year because of an ATV accident! God, I can’t wait to get rid of these moronic Dorrell players!