NFL Draft news: Stanford's Bryce Love on 'path to recovery' after tearing his ACL in final game
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Stanford’s NFL Draft prospect Bryce Love on ‘path to recovery’ after tearing his ACL in final game

Bryce Love

Stanford Cardinals running back Bryce Love had an incredible 2017 season. Unfortunately, 2018 did not end the way he had hoped as he tore his ACL in Stanford’s final game back in December.

Love spoke about his road to recovery and feels like he can undoubtedly make an impact in the NFL. Peter Thamel of Yahoo Sports wrote an article on Love’s rehabbing process and knows the running back can return to his fantastic form from his 2017 season.

“I’m very grateful to Dr. Andrews and his team for making the surgery a seamless process. Obviously, there’s no such thing as an ideal injury, but I’m on the path to recovery, and my goal remains the same — getting drafted by an NFL team and being the ultimate professional. I’ll be back better than I’ve ever been.”

Love was Christian McCaffrey’s backup in 2015 and 2016 so he obviously didn’t see the field too often. Once McCaffrey was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in 2017, Love had his coming out party. Love rushed for 2,118 yards and reached 1,000 yards in the first five games of that season. The Stanford running back also broke a school record for rushing yards in one game with 301 yards. Love was a runner-up for the Heisman Trophy and was a unanimous first-team All American in 2017 along with being named the Pac 12’s Offensive Player of the Year.

It’s not an outlandish assumption that Love will be a fantastic player once he makes his debut in the NFL given the opportunity to showcase his talents.