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Miami allows injured WR to score touchdown during spring game

A gruesome ankle injury suffered against Georgia Tech ended the 2012 season for Miami wide receiver Malcolm Lewis last September. Since then, Lewis has been working hard to recover in time for the 2013 season opener against FAU.

In the Hurricanes’ spring game on Saturday, Lewis got to show everyone just how far along he’s come. On one play, and without any defense, Lewis came on to the field and scored on a 75-yard touchdown pass where he ran down the sideline with his teammates jogging behind him.

“Mentally, it still kind of hurts watching my team practice while I’m by myself doing individual work,” Lewis said. “But I know I’m getting better every day. I’m trying to get overcome and get better and better every day.”

Spring games mean so little outside of evaluating, so getting Lewis on the field again was a nice gesture.

He deserves it,” Hurricanes coach Al Golden said. “A horrific injury back in the fall, the fortitude, the perseverance, the work ethic to come back from that and the courage to go out there and do that. Now we don’t have to worry about when he’s ready for FAU. That’s already passed. He’s already caught that ball and done it here and we’re moving forward. He’ll be full-speed by June.”

Well done, Golden and Co. Well done.

(Hat tip: AP)