Monday, December 9, 2013
Winslow native John McCabe, a redshirt freshman linebacker at the University of Maine, had surgery to repair a torn meniscus on Wednesday.
McCabe said he’ll probably be out four to six weeks, although in some cases players have come back from this type of injury sooner. McCabe suffered the injury in practice a week and a half ago.
“We were doing a tackling drill, and I just fell wrong,” McCabe said.
Before the injury, McCabe was enjoying a solid preseason camp, his second with the Black Bears.
“Camp was a lot better. I was adjusting a lot in my second year,” McCabe said. “At linebacker, there’s a tough bunch of great players, but I thought I had a chance to play some special teams. Everybody was battling for a spot.”
McCabe said he’s thankful the injury wasn’t worse, and expects to be back for the second half of the season. Maine opens the season on Sept. 8 at Boston College.
“It’s rough, but I’m glad to get (surgery) done and get back soon,” McCabe said.