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BC’s Harris To Seek Medical Waiver For 2012 Season

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Montel Harris #2 of the Boston College Eagles carries the ball into the endzone for a touchdown in the first quarter against the Florida State Seminoles on October 3, 2009 at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Montel Harris #2 of the Boston College Eagles carries the ball into the endzone for a touchdown in the first quarter against the Florida State Seminoles on October 3, 2009 at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

BOSTON (CBS) -Boston College will seek a medical hardship waiver for senior running back Montel Harris (knee injury) and senior defensive tackle Kaleb Ramsey (foot injury), the school announced Sunday.

“After speaking with Montel, Kaleb and our medical personnel, we decided to seek hardship waivers for both student-athletes,” Coach Frank Spaziani said.  “Our doctors have stated their injuries will preclude both from returning for the remainder of this season.  Both have expressed a desire to return for an additional year.”

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“We will begin the process immediately.  This will enable Montel and Kaleb to concentrate on healing from their injuries and, hopefully, return for injury-free senior seasons,” said Spaziani.

The NCAA may grant hardship waivers to student-athletes with season-ending injuries who have appeared in fewer than 30-percent of their team’s competitions with none coming after the midway point of the season.

Harris became Boston College’s all-time leading rusher earlier in the season, but has been battling injuries in his left knee since last season when he suffered a torn meniscus. After re-injuring the knee in the preseason, Harris missed the first three games of the regular season. He returned against UMass on September 24 and was able to play the following week against Wake Forest, when he set the record, but suffered another setback.

Harris ran for 135 yards on 31 carries in 2011, giving him 3,735 yards for his career.

The Eagles are 1-5 on the season.

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