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Top special teams player out for the season

Junior Aaron Fisher suffers broken leg; Tony Morales to miss two weeks

Posted: August 28, 2012 - 1:54pm
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Texas Tech received a blow over the weekend when backup wide receiver Aaron Fisher suffered a broken leg that will keep him out for the entire 2012 season, Tech coach Tommy Tuberville said at his weekly press conference Tuesday.

Fisher, a 6-foot-2, 188-pound junior, was the team's "No. 1 special teams guy," according to Tuberville.

Tuberville said the injury was non-contact. Fisher suffered the broken leg when he planted his foot in the turf while running.

Fisher will undergo surgery on Wednesday, Tuberville said.

"We hate that," the coach said.

Tech had another injury scare over the weekend when backup center/offensive guard Tony Morales collapsed to the turf with a knee injury, one the staff initially believed to be serious.

"We thought he had blown his knee all the way out," Tuberville said.

Fortunately for the Red Raiders, Morales had suffered only a strain to the medial collateral ligament in the knee, which will keep him out for two weeks.

It was good news for a team that can't afford to lose more bodies on the offensive line after losing tackle Matt Wilson (ACL) and guard Brian Thomas (left the team) during fall camp.

"One area we really don't need to lose people is offensive line," Tuberville said. "We really can't afford that. Any other place we might have a chance, but that's not one."

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