Godsey Returns to Practice

Tight end Gary Godsey suffered a terrible blow last week when he went down with an injury. The injury doesn't appear to be as bad as many had thought and Godsey is back practicing with the team. Irish Eyes caught up with Godsey to get the latest on his situation.

Gary Godsey says his injury doesn't appear to be as bad as he first thought it would be. "It's swelling and scar tissue," said Godsey of what is keeping him off the field. "I pushed it too hard at the beginning and I just needed to back away a little and get my leg stronger so I can endure this long season we've got."

Godsey says he went in for an MRI and rest is the verdict. "We had a MRI, it proved what the doctors thought and that was swelling and scar tissue and I left for a day to get second opinion and they basically confirmed what the doctors here were saying."

The good news for the Irish is that Godsey is the long-snapper in all situations so his loss would've been felt. He said he should be handling those duties this year. "I'll be good to go, it's just a matter of controlling what I do and making sure I'm ready on game days."

Godsey says that he will probably be limited this year in what he can do until his leg gets stronger but he just wants to help his team. "It's my fifth year and I've been through a lot with the University and I'm going to do whatever it takes to help out the team."

Godsey has been working in passing drills and he's able to move pretty well so far. His return certainly helps as the long-snapper and we think his return to the team is an act of unselfishness and leadership. Hopefully they can get him in to catch a few balls this fall.

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