Marques Harris underwent surgery for about 90 minutes late last night to repair a broken tibia and fibula in his left leg, University athletic officials reported Sunday, which occurred late in CU's 16-14 win over UCLA earlier in the day."> Marques Harris underwent surgery for about 90 minutes late last night to repair a broken tibia and fibula in his left leg, University athletic officials reported Sunday, which occurred late in CU's 16-14 win over UCLA earlier in the day.">

Harris Undergoes Leg Surgery

BOULDER - Senior defensive end <a href="http://scout.theinsiders.com/a.z?s=148&p=8&c=1&nid=865307">Marques Harris</a> underwent surgery for about 90 minutes late last night to repair a broken tibia and fibula in his left leg, University athletic officials reported Sunday, which occurred late in CU's 16-14 win over UCLA earlier in the day.

The surgery, which was administered around midnight by team doctor Eric McCarty, reportedly was completely successful and offered Harris no complications.

Harris is expected to be released from Boulder Community Hospital tomorrow and will start rehab later in the week. He will not return to the CU roster in 2003, but does have a redshirt year available to him to save the season until next year if he so chooses. As of now, Harris is scheduled to graduate this coming May.

A native of Grand Junction, the senior missed the last two weeks of spring drills last May after suffered an inflamed vertebrae, but the injury became unclassified by the end of the month.

Harris was named to several pre-season All Conference teams following a 2002 season in which he started all 14 games, including the Alamo Bowl, and played 755 regular season snaps at defensive end. He posted 68 tackles (48 solo) for the year, including a team best 14 tackles for losses, and added six more stops against Wisconsin in CU's final game of the season.

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