Boston College WR Megwa's broken leg could mean the end of his career

Updated: November 6, 2008, 2:52 AM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- Boston College receiver Clarence Megwa had to postpone surgery on his right leg Wednesday because of complications arising from the horrific injury he sustained in the fourth quarter of the Eagles' loss to Clemson.

Megwa is out for the remainder of the season, and the BC junior might be done with football altogether.

"I'm just hoping the guy can walk again," coach Jeff Jagodzinski said. "It's the same thing [Joe] Theismann had. It was snapped in two. So whether he plays again next year ... see what I mean?"

In 1985, a national television audience saw Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann's leg broken when he was sacked by Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor - a hit that has come to define gruesome sports injuries. Megwa broke both bones in his lower leg when he was hit by Clemson linebacker DeAndre McDaniel after what would have been a first-down reception.

"I was on the field at the time. I just remember looking at the leg. I was, like, traumatized," BC receiver Rich Gunnell said."I've talked to him a few times. I haven't been able to see him. He's doing all right."


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