Women’s bas­ket­ball: Stan­ford pre­vails, Cal falls in Ari­zona

San Francisco Chronicle (Sunday) - - SPORTING GREEN -

Stan­ford run­ning back Bryce Love, who did not play in the Car­di­nal’s Sun Bowl vic­tory over Pitts­burgh on Dec. 31, told Ya­hoo Sports on Fri­day that he suf­fered a torn ACL in his right knee dur­ing his team’s 23-13 win at Cal on Dec. 1.

Love told Ya­hoo Sports that he had surgery Dec. 18 and ex­pects to make a full re­cov­ery.

Love, who is re­hab­bing in Florida, said he will at­tend the NFL com­bine in Fe­bru­ary but that his par­tic­i­pa­tion will be lim­ited.

“I’m very grate­ful to Dr. (James) An­drews and his team for mak­ing the surgery a seam­less process,” Love said in a state­ment to Ya­hoo Sports.

“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 rushed for a school­record 2,118 yards dur­ing the 2017 sea­son, when he fin­ished sec­ond in the Heis­man Tro­phy bal­lot­ing.

An an­kle in­jury slowed him in the 2018 sea­son, in which he fin­ished with 739 yards rush­ing in 10 games.

Ac­cord­ing to ESPN, Love had been listed as the No. 2 draft-el­i­gi­ble run­ning back by an­a­lysts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay.

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