Boston College Running Back Montel Harris Aggravates Knee Injury, to Miss Spring Practice

Boston College Running Back Montel Harris Aggravates Knee Injury, to Miss Spring PracticeBoston College's all-time rushing leader Montel Harris was hoping for a fresh start to the 2012 football season, but it appears that health may once again be a concern for the senior tailback.

Harris re-aggravated a left knee injury that cost him most of the 2011 season over the weekend and has been ruled out for the rest of spring practices, according to Eagles head coach Frank Spaziani.

Harris has been on the mend from his season-ending injury, and had participated in the first few days of the workouts so far this spring. It looks like the practices were a bit too much for Harris at this point, though, as he complained of soreness after just a few training sessions.

Before the 2011 season, Harris underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and missed the first three games of the year. Harris did return for a couple of games around midseason — just enough time to break BC's all-time rushing record — but he re-injured the knee in a game against Wake Forest and missed the remainder of the season.

BC won a fifth-year of eligibility for Harris this offseason through a medical hardship waiver, allowing the senior to return to the field for the Eagles in 2012.

Harris has put together quite the career at the Heights, topping BC's all-time list with 3,735 rushing yards, 786 carries and 22 100-yard games.

The Eagles hope that a healthy Harris will return to the lineup for the 2012 season, as BC looks to regroup following a woeful 4-8 campaign in 2011.

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