BOSTON (CBS) -The Boston College Eagles will be without one of their best players when they open their season in three weeks.
Montel Harris underwent another arthroscopic procedure on his left knee and is expected to miss three-to-four weeks according to BC head coach Frank Spaziani.
Harris’ 2010 season was cut short when he injured his knee on November 20 and required surgery. He was expected to be ready for the 2011 season but felt pain earlier this week in practice.
“I was feeling a little bit better when he was feeling better and I was telling you guys he looked like his old self. Now I’m very concerned again. And I feel bad for him, because he’s concerned, obviously,” said head coach Frank Spaziani, via the Boston Herald.
Harris, named the ACC preseason player of the year, needs just 126 yards to surpass Derrick Knight as the Eagles all-time rusher. In 2010, he ran for 1,243 yards with eight touchdowns, including a 191 yard game in a 24-19 loss at Florida State.
The senior back needs 1,002 yards to set the ACC record for rushing held by North Carolina State’s Ted Brown since 1978.
The Eagles open their 2011 season on September 3 when they host Northwestern at Alumni Stadium.