U of L TE Hunter Bowles to have surgery

University of Louisville redshirt freshman tight end Hunter Bowles missed all of fall camp with a neck injury. Now, the former All-State linebacker from Glasgow High School will undergo surgery later this week.

University of Louisville redshirt freshman Hunter Bowles will have surgery Thursday morning to remove a cyst from the lower part of his skull and the upper part of his neck.

The 6-foot-6, 265-pound Bowles, a former All-Stater from Glasgow High School, said on his Facebook page that his current medical condition comes from a childhood issue.

"I have what's called a Chiari malformation, which basically means part of my lower skull didn't form right as a child," Bowles said. "Over time it's pushed on my spine causing a cyst to actually form inside my spine. I will be having surgery this Thursday to remove those parts in my lower skull/upper neck."

U of L coach Charlie Strong confirmed that Bowles will have surgery but said it's likely not a surgery that will force his career to end.

Bowles said he has been told he would be able to continue to play as long as the cyst disappears.

Bowles was a first-team All-State selection and finished his career at Glasgow with 70 catches for 1,018 yards and 13 touchdowns. He had 20 catches for 346 yards as a senior.

Cardinal Authority will keep you updated on the progress of Bowles.


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