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.