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Montgomery's Injury Could Have Cost More than Just the Football Season

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PULLMAN, Wash. -- We reported Tuesday that Washington State Cougar Running Back James Montgomery had season-ending leg surgery.

And as it turns out, Montgomery could have lost much more than just a season of football.

Had the surgery not happened when it did Sunday morning, the Cougs leading rusher may have lost his leg and possibly even his life. Fortunatley, the leg has been saved but obviously, some very scary moments for Montgomery and those close to him.

"We're just thankful that he's got an opportunity to walk again and be able to do those things and anything beyond that is something that is down the road for him and we'll see how that all works out," said Cougar Head Coach Paul Wulff.

"It's unbelievable to know that someone can be taken from you that fast," said Coug Linebacker Andy Mattingly. "He has a real big heart on him and he'll get through it."

 

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