Monday, August 11, 2008

One of Rebel's Best Out for Possibly Two Months

(UMAA)OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss junior defensive end Greg Hardy underwent outpatient surgery Monday afternoon on his right foot to repair a stress fracture in his fifth metatarsal.
The procedure was performed at the Oxford Surgery Center, and the Millington, Tenn., native is expected to miss six to eight weeks of action, according to Ole Miss head athletic trainer Tim Mullins.
“It’s an unfortunate setback for Greg, but we’re glad the surgery went well and he can begin his recovery,” said Rebel head coach Houston Nutt. “We look forward to getting him back on the field later this season.”
Hardy has earned preseason All-America honors from several media outlets and was named to watch lists for the Rotary Lombardi Award, Nagurski Trophy and Hendricks Award. Last year, he topped the SEC in sacks (10.0) and ranked second in TFLs (18.5).