Washington State Safety LeAndre Daniels' Football Career Is Over

I can't even begin to express how saddened and disappointed I am right now. LeAndre Daniels, who showed so much promise before succombing to injuries in the last two years, will have to hang up his cleats and give up football. An MRI shows a C1 fracture that won't interfere with his life, but playing football is just too dangerous. 

Grippi breaks the news.

According to the school, Daniels’ injury, while it won’t interfere with his normal day-to-day life, makes it unsafe for him to play football anymore. He will wear a halo collar, like former quarterback Gary Rogers wore, for 8 to 10 weeks, then a decision will be made on any possible surgery.

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WSU coach Paul Wulff seemed heartbroken when I talked with him a few minutes ago, saying "my heart goes out to LaAndre."

Daniels will stay on a medical scholarship and continue work towards a degree at WSU, perhaps volunteering with the Cougar football team.

This is a terrible way to start the season and puts a cloud over a promising season for the young WSU secondary. My heart goes out to Daniels and I wish him the best in his recovery. I've got nothing else to say, it's just terrible for the kid.

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