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Dorian Baker says he tore his LCL

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Earlier today, Mark Stoops announced that Dorian Baker injured his knee in practice last week and will be out the rest of the season. Stoops didn’t give specifics other than Baker will need surgery, but today, Baker posted on Instagram that he has torn his lateral collateral ligament (LCL).

According to ye olde internets, the LCL supports the outer side of the knee and is responsible for the elasticity of the knee when it bows out or rotates. It’s the least likely knee ligament to be sprained because most LCL injuries are caused by a blow to the inside of the knee, and that area usually is shielded by the opposite leg. We don’t know the severity of Baker’s tear, but the recovery time can take anywhere from 3-9 months.

Get well soon, Dorian.

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1 Comment for Dorian Baker says he tore his LCL

  1. J-Dub421
    5:00 pm November 24, 2014 Permalink

    Well this sucks. I’ve enjoyed watching Dorian play this year, talented kid. (Especially that hit at LSU!) He’s made some nice receptions too, a little inconsistent, but that’s to be expected from a freshmen.