Monday, September 24, 2007

FSU recruit fine after a brief scare

Kyle Long who committed this summer to play baseball at Florida State beginning in the 2008-2009 school year received a major scare in a high school football game on September 14th. He laid motionless on the field after being hit in the back of his neck. He was taken off on a stretcher but was back working out within 48 hours after it was only a brief scare. Long is the son of Howie Long who is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Long is expected to compete for a spot in the starting lineup in 2009 and might pitch for the Seminoles. The biggest challenge for Mike Martin Sr. with Long is going to be keeping him off of the football field as Long is a big recruit in football with his 6'7 280 pound frame. The full article on Kyle Long's injury is available here.


NewYorkDore said...

Scary stuff. It's not comparable, but VU Super Recruit Sonny Gray also went down with a recent football injury. Sonny was an Aflac AA as a pitcher and is a football legend as QB at Smyrna High (State Champs). He suffered a bruised collarbone and was supposed to be out for 2-4 weeks, but was back starting this past Friday.

Brian P. Foley said...

I can't wait to see a 6-7 pitcher that weighs 280 on the mound.