Commitment Diary: Terrell Manning - Week 15

Laurinburg (NC) Scotland County and NC State commitment Terrell Manning is doing a weekly diary for Pack Pride.com that will focus on his senior season.

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Laurinburg (NC) Scotland County and NC State commitment Terrell Manning is doing a weekly diary for Pack Pride.com that will focus on his senior season. In Manning's latest entry he discusses his knee injury and much more!

Monday, December 3 -- 8:45 p.m.
When I went back to the doctor he told me that I tore my ACL and MCL completely. I wasn't that shocked because I had already prepared myself for the worst. I know it will be taken care of, so I was alright, but the expression on my mom's face hurt the most because I could tell she was trying not to cry. For me, I just went in there expecting it because that's how my coach told me to approach it. I was ready to deal with it.

I actually have another doctor's appointment tomorrow and then after that I'll be having my surgery. We will set the date for it tomorrow, and the doctor is saying it should take anywhere between six months and 12 months for me to be back 100% from the ACL. It just depends on my rehab and how it goes for me.

"The State coaches
have been there for me."

With the injury, I think there is a good chance that I will go ahead and redshirt next year, but I'm going to work hard where I might not have to do it. If I do redshirt, I don't think it is a bad thing. I'm going to look at it like I will have another year in college and that will help me with my education.

The State coaches have been there for me and that's great. I talked with coach Bridge about it, and I don't think it was too much of a shock because he said they were preparing for the worst like I was doing. He told me not to worry about it because everything will be okay.

One big thing is that I'm actually closer to being able to enroll early than I thought I was. I went and talked with my guidance counselor about my SAT and she looked at my course plans and said that I was on track to graduate early. She said I was on track to do it, and that made me feel good. I'm just waiting on my last score to see if it will all matchup to where I can get up to State in January. It's going to depend on my scores and how I finish out this year, but there is a good chance.

I think it would be great for me if I could graduate early because that would help with my rehab. I would get to use all of their stuff to rehab with if I was already in school, and I think that could make me get better faster.

Next up for me is my official visit. I'm going to set that as soon as I find out for sure if I can enroll early or not. If I can, I'm going to take my visit here real soon, but if I can't then I will take mine in January when they bring in a lot of the other recruits.

The last recruit I talked to was Dwayne Allen. He was calling on me to make sure I was doing okay and to find out for sure what happened with my injury. We didn't talk too much about recruiting, but he said he was going to visit State. If I don't graduate early, I think I will visit the same weekend he does so I can be in his ear.


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