Joe Akers' career with the UConn football team may be over before it even began.
Akers, a freshman center who enrolled in January to get the jump on the
2005 season, suffered a concussion during a scrimmage Saturday in
UConn head coach Randy Edsall said Monday morning that Akers had gone
"First and foremost
is his health," Edsall said.
Edsall said the Akers family would discuss the situation internally, then meet with the UConn medical staff Friday to decide Akers' future. Edsall said it's "a possibility" that Akers' career is over.
Akers was the first player in
"I've talked to Joe and his mother and told them what my thoughts were right now," Edsall said. "I said, ‘But let's just get all the information,' and then I want them as a family to sit down and talk, so that when they get back here, they'll talk to the doctors here, and then I'll talk to them again and we'll see what direction we go in. Like I told his mother, my main concern first and foremost is the health of Joe Akers more than anything else."
With Akers out, redshirt freshman Keith Gray has moved from defensive end to center.