UM Commitment Gets Injured

For a moment last Thursday during a full contact practice, Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade coaches and players skipped a heart beat when standout linebacker Glenn Cook went down with an injury.

However, good news emerged.

"Glenn got caught in a pile up," his father, Dr. Douglas Cook, said. "It was only a stretch and not a tear. Plus, it was a stretching of the MCL. Just to be safe, he's going to sit out the next couple weeks."

Chaminade opens its season this week against The Bolles School.

"Glenn will sit out this week and sit out next week," he said. "The plan is to return for the third game."

Cook was examined by Dr. Uribe following the injury at Health South Hospital, according to his father.

"Dr. Uribe is as good as they get," he said. "He's the team doctor for the Dolphins and the Hurricanes. Glenn is wearing a brace and will return for a check up on September 9th to be re-evaluated."

Dr. Cook said rehab has gone well for his son since Thursday.

"He's progressing fine," he said. "There is no swelling or anything like that. He feels fine, too. A lot of credit has to go to the conditioning program at the school. That helped him a lot."

Dr. Cook said his son remains committed to the Hurricanes.

"Glenn grew up a Tennessee fan but when Coach Coker offered him a chance to play at Miami, he couldn't turn it down so he verbally committed. Coach Coker asked Glenn what number he wanted to wear and Glenn said 52. I looked at him and told him that's the same number Nate Webster and Ray Lewis wore. That was even more exciting for Glenn."

Despite his commitment, Cook has still received some recruiting calls this weekend.

"Some coaches are still calling," he said. "I know he talked to South Florida and Kansas State along with some others. But he's still verbally committed to Miami."

Dr. Cook was also asked about his son's teammate, John Beason.

"They're both the same height," he said. "But John is actually a little faster than Glenn. That's why many people believe he'll be a strong safety in college. He already has an NFL body."

Cook also had offers from Tennessee, Virginia Tech, LSU, and Colorado State.

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