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June 25, 2012"I had a posterior/anterior labrum tear," said Williamson. "It was pretty bad. Pretty much my labrum was completely torn off my shoulder."
This is not how Kyle Williamson wanted to spend his summer. He was supposed to move in with his future best friends, Ryan Leahy and Caleb Stacey this month.
Unforunately, he suffered a harsh injury that completely curtailed his weight training.
"It was from lifting weights," said Williamson. "I suffered it last season, but they told me it was an AC problem."
Williamson believes he made it worse by lifting all winter. Once spring hit he knew something was seriously wrong.
"They said they wanted to run an MRI," said Williamson. "It came back saying I had a complete tear. I just started physical therapy. I have been doing it since last week in May."
Williamson really is having a tough time doing essentially nothing physical. He is a big, strong, young man who thrives on physical contact and playing football. Last week Williamson was told August 1st was the date to circle on his calendar.
He was hoping to be able to lift real weight by that date.
"They said it might be moved up," said Williamson. "My shoudler muscles are ahead of where I need to be. I might be able to get into weight room in late July. I am just praying for the best. It just depends on how well my recovery goes once I get into the weights."
Because of the tear UC suggested to Kyle and his family that he greyshirt.
"We all decided that it was best for me," said Williamson. "I could use my body for development. I will get the whole spring practice ahead of my freshman year. It is my extra learning year. They say it was an extra two years of practice."
Because he is no longer a member of the team (until winter) Kyle can not move on campus. He can not practice with the team. He can not get a meal plan. He could enroll, but the Madeira graduate would be forced to pay his own tuition.
Essentially he is waiting to become a freshman until winter.
"I will move in January," said Williamson. Like first or second week of January."
Keeping a positive outlook Williamson keeps waiting. It is all he can do right now.