Cobbins Anticipates Being Back For Season

Michael Cobbins accidentally provided us with the summer's scariest moment. A potentially devastating knee injury occurred at Reebok Camp. Cobbins tells all is well and he'll be back for the start of the season.

Michael Cobbins is responsible for the scariest moment of the summer of 2009.

On July 10 at Reebok Camp, the Amarillo (Tex.) Palo Duro forward went up for a rebound and came down awkwardly. There are disturbing injuries and then there are some you can't bear to watch. After seeing Cobbins' knee, you couldn't help but fear the worst.

With one play, the breakout summer Cobbins had hoped for was put in jeopardy. The early news was that disaster had been averted. After an MRI revealed more damage, Cobbins was elated to learn he'd be back in mid-October. There was a medial patella tendon tear and a medial meniscus tear.

"So far, it's recovering real well," Cobbins said. "I can bend it 90 degrees. The therapy is going well and I can see progress coming real fast. (At first) I thought my season was over."

Some college coaches, upon witnessing the injury, wondered if he'd play again. To hear that he'll be up and running right around the beginning of his season is a win for the senior power forward.

Through it all, Connecticut, New Mexico, Oklahoma State, Missouri, Memphis, Marquette, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Oklahoma and Florida have remained in touch.

Cobbins said that Memphis leads, keeps in contact the most and is recruiting him the hardest at this stage in the process. He's hoping to trim the list up and set official visits in the near future.

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