Illinois OT Played Whole Season With Torn ACL

Corey Lewis

No one will ever accuse Corey Lewis of not being tough. The Illinois tackle supposedly played the entire 2013 season with a torn ACL. From the Chicago Sun-Times:

Shortly after the season finale against Northwestern, Lewis had an MRI performed on his knee and learned that his ACL had completely torn again. Lewis had suspected the knee wasn’t healthy—since training camp, it hadn’t felt quite right—but had held off throughout the season on fully sharing his concern with coaches and the team’s medical staff.

The doctor who operated on Lewis’ six weeks ago, Thomas Klootwyk, an Indianapolis Colts team physician, believes Lewis played the entire season without an ACL.

I don’t know what it says about his knee that he tore his ACL for the 4th time and didn’t even know it. Lewis says he wants to rehab and play in the NFL now.

Hopefully a team gives him a look on toughness alone but the NFL is a results league and it will be interesting to see if he can stay on the field.