January 30, 2007

Surgery Tuesday for Big D

A four-star Illinois football recruit heads to surgery today, hoping that doctors can successfully reconstruct a torn ACL that was not properly diagnosed until several months later.

D'Angelo McCray's, a 6-foot-4, 290-pound defensive lineman from Jacksonville (Fl.) Jackson, is scheduled to under the knife at 11 a.m. EST today, a move scheduled by doctors after a post-season MRI revealed that an injury originally thought to be confined to the meniscus was indeed a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

McCray will officially ink with the Illini at a signing day press conference at Jackson High School February 7.

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