Montel Harris might miss BC bowl game

Updated: November 23, 2010, 10:11 AM ET
By Heather Dinich | ESPN.com

Boston College leading rusher Montel Harris could be sidelined for three to six weeks after suffering a torn left lateral meniscus in last weekend's 17-13 victory over Virginia.

According to a school spokesman, the team's medical staff said three to six weeks is the typical recovery time, but it depends upon the individual. Harris will miss the Eagles' regular-season finale at Syracuse on Saturday and could also miss BC's bowl game. The Eagles became bowl eligible with their win over Virginia and are most likely destined for the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.

Harris, a junior, is 125 yards shy of becoming the school's all-time leading rusher. The Atlantic Coast Conference's leading rusher at 127.5 yards per game, Harris has run for 1,243 yards and eight touchdowns this season. Despite missing the final quarter against Virginia, Harris had 114 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries.

In Harris' absence, the Eagles will now turn to Andre Williams, a true freshman who ran for 108 yards on 12 carries against Virginia.

Heather Dinich is the ACC blogger for ESPN.com.

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